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United States Coast Guard
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Phone: (202) 267-1890
AUG 11 1999
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 3574.5B
Subj: COAST GUARD JUDGMENTAL USE OF FORCE EVALUATION (CGJUFE)
Ref: (a) Maritime Law Enforcement Manual (MLEM), COMDTINST M16247.1 (series)
(b)Boarding Officer/Boarding Team Member Personal Qualification Standard (PQS)
Standard Answer Book, COMDTINST M16247.7 (series)
(c) Boarding Officer/Boarding Team Member Personal Qualification Standard, COMDTINST
1. PURPOSE. This Instruction provides procedures for administering the Coast Guard
Judgmental Use of Force Evaluation (CGJUFE) for all Coast Guard personnel requiring
2. ACTION. Area and district commanders, commanders of maintenance and logistic commands,
commanding officers of headquarters units, assistant commandants for directorates, Chief
Counsel, and special staff offices at Headquarters, shall ensure compliance with the provisions
of this Instruction.
3. DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. The Coast Guard Judgmental Pistol Course (CGJPC),
COMDTINST 3574.5A is cancelled.
4. DISCUSSION. All unit commanders shall use this instruction to evaluate the use of deadly
force judgment of Coast Guard personnel who carry weapons. The VHS video format of the
CGJPC has been used since 1985, but has been outpaced by interactive computer technology.
User friendly computer simulators provide the opportunity for more realistic use of force
qualification and training. The Coast Guard has purchased an initial supply of Range 2000 Use
of Force Simulators that will eventually replace the CGJPC. The Range 2000 will offer
seamless transitions into branched law enforcement scenarios based on participant actions,
providing a more effective tool to measure knowledge of the Coast Guard's use of force policy
as outlined in Chapter 4 of reference (a).