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Federal Air Marshal Service Awarded FLETA Accreditation For The Federal Air Marshal Training Program I

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the Federal Air Marshal Training Program I (FAMTP I). The FAMTP I is offered to newly hired Federal Air Marshals. The program is a general introduction to law enforcement and teaches the basic knowledge and skills common to all federal law enforcement agencies. Graduates continue their training at the highly specialized FAMTP II.

FLETA Board Member A.T. Smith of the U.S. Secret Service reported that “the FLETA Board voted unanimously to award FLETA accreditation to the FAMTP I.”

The FLETA Assessment Team identified the Federal Air Marshal Service’s Cross-Reference Sheet as a best practice. The Cross-Reference Sheet explains the intent of presented documents and their relationship in regard to demonstrating compliance with the relevant FLETA standard. The Cross Reference-Sheet facilitates assessor orientation to the agency’s program.

The FAMTP I is trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, NM.

FLETA is Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation guided by a vision to promote excellence in law enforcement training/operations.  FLETA focuses on the need to provide well trained Federal agents and officers who are professional, safe and competent fostering public confidence in Federal law enforcement in the United States and around the world.

In 2002, the FLETA Board consisting of Federal executives and senior managers with policy-making authority for federal law enforcement training was appointed.  Currently, FLETA has almost one hundred applications from agencies for academies and programs to achieve accreditation.

The FLETA website (www.fleta.gov) provides information about the FLETA accreditation process, forms, publications, training and upcoming events.