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US Coast Guard, Federal Air Marshals and Federal Reserve System join the ranks of FLETA

For Immediate Release

The FLETA Board of Directors is proud to announce the recent award of
Accreditation presented to several agencies during the November 15, 2007
meeting held in Houston, Texas. The following agencies received
accreditation for their respective academies and/or programs: US Coast
Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy located in Charleston,
SC; Transportation Security Agency, Federal Air Marshal Service
Academy located in Atlantic City, NJ;
Federal Reserve System, Basic Law Enforcement Course; US Postal Inspection
Service, Facilitator Training Program; and Federal Air Marshal, Training
Program II.

Through much hard work and commitment these agencies achieved national recognition
and were rewarded for all their efforts by being among the first to become
accredited in the United
States. These agencies show strong
leadership and excellence by leading the way in the accreditation of all
Federal Law Enforcement Training.

To achieve accreditation, an agency must undergo a voluntary thorough
assessment of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA
Standards. This independent assessment is performed by volunteers from
varying federal law enforcement agencies and addresses the following areas:
Academy Administration; Qualifications and Development of Training Staff;
Program Administration; and Program and Curriculum Development.

FLETA Chairperson Sharon Henegan stated, “The Accreditation process, is good
government at work and shows commitment to quality, effectiveness and integrity
by the agencies who achieve this prestigious award. We congratulate them on this accomplishment
and applaud them for taking the lead to make accreditation a priority in

Accreditation has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest
standards of professionalism and Federal law enforcement agencies are no
exception. All Federal law enforcement training academies and training programs
are eligible to have the opportunity to attain accredited status through the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board. To maintain their
accreditation status, agencies are required to submit annual reports to the
FLETA Board, and participate in a Re-Accreditation process which includes an
assessment every three years. If you would like more information on the
accreditation initiative, please visit our website at WWW.FLETA.GOV or call our
office at 912-554-4392.