The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the U.S. Coast Guard Basic Boarding Officer Course (BBOC). The BBOC is offered to U.S. Coast Guard personnel and foreign naval officers. The BBOC prepares Boarding Officers for the arduous duties of enforcing laws and treaties at sea.
FLETA Board Member Nancy Stout of the U.S. State Department reported that “the FLETA Board voted unanimously to award FLETA accreditation to the U.S. Coast Guard BBOC.”
The FLETA Assessment Team identified the Coast Guard's Risk Management process as a best practice. From a training perspective, this process empowers the instructors to make operational decisions before and during training to mitigate potential risks and provides the instructor a vehicle for articulating a change or suspension to training.
The BBOC is trained at the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Charleston, SC.
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.