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FLETA Board Grants Initial and Reaccreditation For Four FLETC Training Programs

For Immediate Release
FLETC Accreditation Training Team

FLETA Board Grants Initial and Reaccreditation For Four FLETC Training Programs

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted Initial accreditation status to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Rural Police Officer (RPOTP) and Law Enforcement Instructional Skills Training Programs (LEISTP), and reaccreditation status to Boat Operator Anti-Terrorism (BOAT) and Law Enforcement Driver Instructor (LEDITP) Training Programs at the November 3, 2016 meeting in Glynco, GA

The RPOTP, offered at FLETC in Artesia, NM, is the basic training program for officers primarily charged with enforcing laws, regulations, and violations on Indian and Tribal Lands, and police officers working in rural America. The RPOTP is 15 weeks in length and contains 631 hours of instruction and 28 hours of administrative time, for a program total of 659 hours. 

The LEISTP is designed to provide training for law enforcement personnel who require knowledge of the principles and techniques of instruction. The LEISTP incorporates a variety of instructional methodologies including lectures, discussions, laboratories, and a practical exercise. The focus of the program is on presentation skills. The LEITP is five instructional days in length.

The BOAT program was developed to augment training requirements brought about by the threats of maritime terrorism. The BOAT program was designed to train federal, state, and local marine enforcement officers in the advanced skills required to operate vessels in anti-terrorism/port security operations.  This course of instruction provides students the skills to recognize potential terrorism targets, possible delivery methods, and actions which might indicate terrorist or criminal activity. 

The LEDITP was developed in order to train instructors employed with Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in driver training subject matter. The LEDITP is ten instructional days in length and trains law enforcement officers in the principles, philosophies and techniques of teaching law enforcement driver instructor curriculum.

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, 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.