FLETA COVID-19 Update, March 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
COVID-19 FLETA Information

Members of the FLETA Community,

On behalf of the FLETA Board Chair, Dr. James Ward, and myself:

  • After careful and appropriate consideration with the FLETA Board Executive Committee, the April 2020 in person FLETA Board Meeting scheduled for April 21 - 23, 2020 will be canceled. The ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak has become a national emergency. There are significant quarantines, travel bans, and restrictions in place that smartly prohibit large gatherings at the moment. Your health and safety, and the well-being of all who might have attended, are of the utmost importance. 
  • All programs and academies that were scheduled for the Board Review Committees (BRC) in April will be heard at the November 2020 Board Meeting, along with those previously scheduled for November. Pushing all business from April 2020 to November 2020 will create a robust meeting. 
  • All agencies that were up for reaccreditation in April 2020 for their academy or program will retain their accredited status up until the November 2020 FLETA Board Meeting.
  • The May 13-14, 2020 FLETA Workshop has been postponed as well.
  • As of now, during the course of the outbreak, one FLETA assessment had to be postponed. Depending on how long quarantines and restrictions take place, it’s possible that other assessments may have to be postponed as well. As you all see, the situation changes by the day. The FLETA Office of Accreditation (OA) will work diligently to reschedule assessments as it becomes safe to do so.
  • The FLETA Program Managers have also been working with agencies that have self-assessments scheduled during the next few weeks/months and have been providing advice as to how to proceed.

For Accreditation Managers:

The FLETA Office of Accreditation (OA) has received numerous calls with questions as to how to proceed during alterations to training and transformed mission requirements during the COVID-19 situation we find ourselves dealing with at the moment. There are many cases where training is being suspended or changed. Please use the attached guidance as an internal check to see how you may continue to proceed. We know that questions will arise, so please do not hesitate to reach out to your assigned FLETA Program Manager, as each situation may be different.

The FLETA Board understands that these are uncertain times right now, and we want to ensure maximum flexibility is afforded.

The FLETA OA staff remain available through email and phone, please click here for a listing of staff emails and phone numbers.

For the latest guidance and information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the CDC website. 

Respectfully,

Joe Collins

Executive Director

Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board (FLETA)

Office of Accreditation

Townhouse 383 at the FLETC

1131 Chapel Crossing Road

Glynco, GA 31524

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of: Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.

Files

https://www.fleta.gov/sites/default/files/COVID-19%20FLETA%20Guidance_20Mar2020.pdf
https://www.fleta.gov/sites/default/files/FLETA_PM_Assignments_March%202020.pdf