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FLETA Board Business Meeting April 12-14, 2016

For Immediate Release
FLETA Board Chair Brian Peters Swears in the new FLETA Board Excutive Committee members

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded accreditation to eleven 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. Mr. Dominic McClinton with the Internal Revenue Service was elected FLETA Board Chair, Dr. James Ward with the Department of Veterans Affairs was elected First Vice Chair, Mr. Zachary Lowe with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was elected Second Vice Chair, and Ms. Nicole Cooper with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was appointed Parliamentarian. Their term of office will be from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018. The Standards Steering Committee met and recommended one change. 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 Office of Accreditation delivered a FLETA Fundamentals program on Tuesday to the FLETA community. The program included an overview of the FLETA process, standards analysis, and how assessors review files.

On Wednesday, the Board reviewed one program for initial accreditation, and ten 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 recognized Dr. Gary Mitchell for his ten-year service as the Executive Director of the Office of Accreditation and congratulated him on his retirement. The FLETA Board meeting concluded with the awarding of accreditation to these programs and academies reviewed during the Board Review Committees:

Initial Accreditation

  • Drug Enforcement Administration – Basic Diversion Investigator Training Program


  • Department of State – Basic Special Agent Course
  • Department of State – Instructor Development Course
  • Department of State – Training and Performance Standards Academy  
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Instructional System Design Training Program
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Marine Law Enforcement Training Program
  • National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program
  • Transportation Security Administration – Federal Air Marshal Training Program I
  • U.S. Marshals Service – Basic Deputy U.S. Marshal
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Basic Inspector Training
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Postal Police Officer Basic Training
  • United States Secret Service – Uniformed Division 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.