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FLETA Grants Reaccreditation to FLETC Programs

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to four different FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) programs at the November 5, 2009 meeting held in San Francisco, California. The four programs are the Boat Operators Anti-Terrorism Training Program (BOAT), the Marine Law Enforcement Training Program (MLETP), the Law Enforcement Driver Instructor Training Program (LEDITP), and the Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training Program (LECTITP).

An accredited academy or program must undergo reaccreditation every three years using the current standards and process. Reaccreditation takes a fresh look at all information to determine if the evidence supports the agency’s continued compliance with FLETA Standards. The FLETC is the leader in terms of the number of programs accredited by FLETA and is to be commended for now working on reaccreditation of those training programs.

FLETC Deputy Director Kenneth Keene thanked the FLETA Board and especially thanked the FLETC Inspection and Compliance Division for their hard work in coordinating and supporting the assessments of the four programs, all conducted in the month of August 2009.

It is the Board’s goal to improve the Federal law enforcement community with each accreditation, and the Board has now awarded 33 program accreditations and 11 academy accreditations.

To achieve accreditation, an agency must undergo a voluntary thorough assessment of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA standards. These professional standards were developed to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency. The standards address the following areas: Academy Administration; Qualifications and Development of Training Staff; Program Administration; and Program and Curriculum Development. The FLETA Board is nationally recognized by Federal law enforcement agencies, as well as stakeholders in law enforcement training.

To maintain accredited status, agencies are required to submit annual reports to the FLETA Board and participate in a reaccreditation process every three years. If you would like more information regarding the FLETA process, please visit the website at or contact FLETA at 912-261-3684.