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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Awarded FLETA Accreditation For The Postal Police Officer Basic Training Program

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded full Program Accreditation to the Postal Police Officer Basic Training Program (PPOBT) and removed the program from provisional accreditation status. The PPOBT consists of twenty blocks of instruction that introduce the student officer to the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures. The program includes report writing, legal issues, firearms training and threat management.

FLETA Board Chairman CDR Mark Wilbert of the U.S. Coast Guard reported that “the FLETA Board voted unanimously to award FLETA accreditation to the PPOBT.”

A site visit was conducted by Kimberly Canitz of the U.S. Secret Service to verify that the Corrective Action Plan implemented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was completed and the PPOBT was in compliance with FLETA Standard 3.01.04 Retesting and Remediation. Ms. Canitz determined through interviews and observations that the PPOBT is in full compliance.

The PPOBT is trained at the William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development in Potomac, MD.

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 ( provides information about the FLETA accreditation process, forms, publications, training and upcoming events.