The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded accreditation to nine programs and four academies during the biannual business meeting at the Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL from April 25-27, 2017.
On Tuesday, the FLETA Board met in executive session to discuss the FLETA budget, review operational requirements, and discuss future business. In addition, members of the FLETA community delivered various workshops. The workshops, developed by and for the community, were delivered concurrently to allow accreditation managers, assessors, team leaders, authorizing officials, and other training support staff to attend the sessions that best addressed their needs.
On Wednesday, the Board reviewed three programs and one academy for initial accreditation, and six programs and three academies 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. The FLETA Board meeting awarded accreditation to the below programs and academies:
- FLETC – Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program
- ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Program
- ICE – Special Agent Training Program
- USPIS - Career Development Unit
- AFOSI – Basic Special Investigators Course
- AFOSI – U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Academy
- FAMS – Instructor Development Course
- FLETC – Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training Program
- IRS – Basic Instructor Facilitator Training Program
- USAMPS – U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy
- USAMPS – U.S. Army Military Police School
- USSS – Essentials of Instruction
- USSS – James J. Rowley Training Center
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.