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Inland Boat Operation & Marine Patrol Fundamentals Course POST-Certified in Nevada

By Taylor Matsko posted 09-07-2022 12:00 PM

Inland Boat Operation & Marine Patrol Fundamentals Course POST-Certified in Nevada

Game Warden Captain Brady Phillips of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Division of Law Enforcement has announced the Inland Boat Operation and Marine Patrol Fundamentals (IBO-MPF) course is now certified by NV’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). According to NASBLA Deputy Executive Director John Fetterman, “This announcement from Nevada is NEWS Worthy!! It is the first state to have this new program POST certified, a notable accomplishment.”
The Train-the-Trainer component of this course, developed by the NASBLA BOAT program, was introduced earlier this year. To date, NASBLA Train-the-Trainer courses have certified nearly 50 Trainers representing 18 state agencies.
The IBO-MPF Train-the-Trainer program provides a framework for consistent training of inland marine patrol officers nationwide. The operational emphasis of the training encompasses solo officers in small boats. This NASBLA course is developed to Train the Trainer in core competencies and best practices. The trainer then supplements core course material to include state-specific content and agency requirements. Additional modules can be added by the trainer as needed to address additional state and local issues, needs, and situations.
NASBLA is seeking states to host tuition-based courses through 2023. For more information, please contact BOAT Program Manager Director Dave Considine (, or IBO & MPF Program Managers Virgil Chambers ( or Pamela Dillon (