The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board ispleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the NavalCriminal Investigative Service (NCIA) Special Agent Basic TrainingProgram and Protective Service Operations Training Program at the April7, 2011 meeting held in Charleston, South Carolina.
The NCIS Special Agent Basic Training Program (SABTP) providesagency-specific, professional training that fulfills all the basiccriminal investigative training requirements necessary for responsibleand competent career performance of NCIS Special Agents.
The NCIS Protective Service Operations Training Program (PSOTP) isdesigned to instill a working knowledge of methods of a protectiveservice operation/detail in support of a visiting foreign dignitary orupper level Department of Defense principal.
Board Member Tim Danahey reported the results of the SABTP programreview, noting it is a solid, well-run program that also trains agentsfrom the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Danahey thenreported the results of the PSOTP program review, commenting that oneof the critical missions of the NCIS is protective details. Mr. TimCarruth accepted the reaccreditation certificates for both programs,thanking the FLETA Board and the assessment teams. He said the SABTP isNCIS’s flagship program and is continually evolving, and he noted thePSOTP is another critical NCIS program.
To achieve accreditation, an agency must undergo a voluntarythorough assessment of their academy and/or program to ensurecompliance with the FLETA standards. These professional standardswere developed to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency. The standards address Program Administration, Training Staff, TrainingDevelopment, and Training Delivery, with an additional 20 standardsspecifically for Academies.
Once an academy or program is accredited, they must undergoreaccreditation every three years using the current standards andprocess. Reaccreditation takes a fresh look at all information todetermine if the evidence supports the agency’s continued compliancewith FLETA Standards. To maintain accredited status, agenciesalso are required to submit annual reports to the FLETA Board. The FLETC is a leader in accreditation with 12 programs accredited, 11of which have now been reaccredited, as well as FLETC itself beingaccredited and reaccredited as an academy.
The FLETA Board is nationally recognized by federal law enforcementagencies, as well as stakeholders in law enforcement training. Itis the Board’s goal to improve the federal law enforcement communitywith each accreditation, and the Board has now awarded 48 programaccreditations and 13 academy accreditations.
If you would like more information regarding the FLETA process,please visit the website at www.FLETA.govor contact FLETA at 912-261-3684.