The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce Mrs. Julie Custer Altman as the 2016 recipient of the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award. FLETA Board Chair, Mr. Domenic McClinton, presented the Team Leader Recognition Award to Mrs. Custer Altman during the FLETA Board meeting on November 3, 2016 in Glynco, GA.
“On behalf of the FLETA Board, I am pleased to recognize Mrs. Custer Altman for this distinguished award,” stated Mr. McClinton. “Mrs. Custer Altman is highly respected among the FLETA community and demonstrates her professionalism and excellence in everything she does whether serving as a team leader, assessor, or self-assessor.”
Mrs. Custer Altman has been involved with the FLETA process since 2009. She currently serves as an Accreditation Program Manager for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). Prior to her selection at FLETC, Mrs. Custer Altman served as the Accreditation Manager for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Field Operations Academy. In addition to serving as a team leader and assessor on FLETA assessments, Mrs. Custer Altman provides direct and in-direct support to other federal law enforcement agencies as a source of expertise conducting self-assessments.
Mr. Joseph Collins, Executive Director for the FLETA Office of Accreditation, congratulated Mrs. Custer Altman on the award, “team leaders, like Mrs. Custer Altman are the critical link between the FLETA Board and the assessment teams. I have had the honor of working with Mrs. Custer Altman as a fellow Accreditation Manager and Team Leader and her dedication to the FLETA process sets the standard for all team leaders and assessors. We would not have a FLETA process without the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Custer Altman and her fellow team leaders and assessors.”
The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly or demonstrated exceptional commitment while serving in a team leader capacity during the FLETA accreditation process. The team leader has successfully demonstrated an effective and innovative approach associated with obtaining the highest quality of federal law enforcement training. The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award is intended as an individual annual award; however, multiple candidates may be considered by the Board.
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.