FLETA Reaccredits NPS Program

Apr 14, 2016
For Immediate Release
Members from the National Park Service receive their certificate of reaccreditation

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it has granted reaccreditation status to the National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) at the April 12-14, 2016, meeting in Glynco, GA.

The NPS LETC manages the SLETP, a program that provides training to individuals who wish to qualify for a Type II commission as a law enforcement seasonal park ranger, in partnership with qualified educational institutions across the country.

The NPS hires over 500 seasonal law enforcement park rangers each year. The SLETP is a total of 679.5 hours. There 7 seasonal academies: Colorado Northwestern (CNCC), Northern Arizona University (NAU), Santa Rosa Community College in California (SRCC), Skagit Valley College in Washington (SVC), Southwestern Community College in No1ih Carolina (SCC), Temple University in Pennsylvania (TU) and Ve1milion Community College in Minnesota (VCC). Approximately 567 students graduate from the SLETP (all seasonal academies combined) each year.

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.