The purpose of this course is to prepare Coast Guard personnel assigned Level II Radiation Detection & Interdiction duties to conduct operations on board vessels and ashore, and provide Radiation Detection Level I training at their unit. The course will review concepts and theories learned during Radiation Detection Level I Operations and focuses on Coast Guard policy, basic radiological science, radiation detection equipment, and the skills and behaviors that will lead to superior performance in the field. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, effectiveness, officer safety, and practical exercises.
The Radiation Detection Level II Operator Course is accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA).
- Introduction to the USCG Maritime Radiation Detection Program
- Radiation Concepts
- Alarm Resolution Procedures
- Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)
- Radiation Backpack (RADPACK)
- identiFINDER-U (Radioisotope Identification Device/RIID)
- Download, Spectra Transfer, and Reachback Operations
USCG personnel operating Level II RAD detection equipment are required to complete Level II RAD training. Pre-requisites for attending training:
- Must be E-4 or above.
- Level I RAD qualified (RADLVLI).
- Members must have at least one year remaining at their unit or be transferring to a unit that conducts radiation detection.
Failure to meet the above prerequisites may result in disenrollment from the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy.
Program Contact Information:
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy