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FLETA Board Business Meeting November 3-5, 2015

For Immediate Release
Dr.Ward Speaking

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded accreditation to eight programs and one academy during the biannual business meeting at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Glynco, GA from November 3-5, 2015. On Tuesday, the FLETA Board met in executive session to discuss the FLETA budget, review operational requirements, and discuss future business. The Standards Steering Committee met and discussed the application process. The Awareness and Recognition Committee discussed identifying and capturing the benefits of FLETA and methods for educating and informing stakeholders. The Bylaws Committee met in addition to a new Membership Sub-Committee. The FLETA Board, through its incentive funding, provided training members of the FLETA community. A program on interviewing techniques was provided along with a standards analysis session. On Wednesday, the Board reviewed four programs for initial accreditation, and four programs and one academy for reaccreditation. Following the Board Review Committees, the FLETA Board met in executive session to discuss the reviews and make a determination of accreditation. On Thursday, the FLETA Board conducted a public meeting attended by over 100 members of the FLETA community. During the meeting, the FLETA Board awarded the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award to Ivan Biss from the Federal Reserve Board. The FLETA Board meeting concluded with the awarding of accreditation to these programs and academies reviewed during the Board Review Committees: Initial Accreditation • Office of Personnel Management- Investigation Case Analyst Program • TSA Training Center - Mission Training Instructor Training Program • U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy’s - Maritime Enforcement “A” School • United States Postal Inspection Service - Instructor Development Program Reaccreditation • Department of Veterans Affairs - Air Force Basic Police Officer Course • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Academy • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program • United States Secret Service - Special Agent Training Course • United States Secret Service - Firearms Instructor Training Course 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: Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, Training Delivery, and Distance Learning. 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.