On June 19, 2014, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board launched the redesigned FLETA.gov website. In addition to the new look, the FLETA.gov website includes interactive features, themed tabs, searchable lists, and more information throughout to make finding information easier for all visitors.
“The FLETA Board celebrated our first decade of excellence recently, and the new FLETA.gov site launches us into our next decade of promoting professionalism, excellence and competence throughout the federal law enforcement training community,” stated Ron Ward, FLETA Board Chair.
“The FLETA.gov website would not have been possible without support from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and the Department of Homeland Security,” explained Dr. Gary B. Mitchell, Executive Director of the FLETA Office of Accreditation. “As the independent accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training, it was critical for the FLETA Board to retain unique branding and a top-level site. The FLETC and DHS made both of these requirements possible.”
The FLETA Office of Accreditation worked with the FLETC Innovation and Technology Directorate (ITD) Operations and Support Division, Applications, Databases and Web Branch, and the DHS Enterprise System Development Office. Redesign of the site began in September, 2013. The new FLETA.gov site is complimented by a secure site within the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) where the FLETA Board and agencies can share information and materials specifically related to FLETA activities.
The new FLETA.gov includes:
- interactive content on the homepage for featured articles, recently accredited academies and programs, and FLETA Board biographies;
- greater amount of information provided throughout the site to allow easier access by visitors without the need to download multiple documents;
- academy and program accreditations lists allow for sorting by date, program/academy name, and agency for custom searches;
- testimonials and the benefits of accreditation are site pages allowing for increased awareness and recognition;
- the events calendar is interactive and provides visitors an upcoming list of events at the top of the page; and
- a link to the FLETA Community of Interest on the HSIN.
- More than 60 federal law enforcement entities representing 19 Departments and independent agencies are part of the FLETA community. The FLETA Board includes 21 senior executives and representatives from the federal government, academia, and other non-federal organizations. The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of: Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery, with an additional 20 standards for Academies. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.