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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two VA Programs

For Immediate Release
Department of Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Department of Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center (VA LETC) Police Officer Standardized Training (POST) and the Instructor Development Course (IDC) at the April 19, 2018 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the POST is to provide duly appointed VA Police Officers with a specialized orientation to agency law enforcement policies and procedures; training that will ensure the proper exercise of federal statutory law enforcement authority; and, specialized training that will prepare them for situations that involve patient or persons of diminished capacity. Conceptually, this course is designed to provide police officers with the knowledge, skills, and ability to blend their duties as law enforcement officers with the special needs of the public they serve. Each student will be required to perform and demonstrate an understanding of the major learning points presented during class lectures, reading assignments, practical labs, unarmed defense training, baton training, physical training test, and firearms proficiency in marksmanship and tactical operations. The POST is 50 instructional days and consists of 400 hours of instruction.

The purpose of the IDC is to provide duly appointed VA Police Instructors with a specialized orientation and training to agency law enforcement policies and procedures to ensure the proper application of assigned duties as they relate to VA policy and procedures. Conceptually, this course is designed to prepare a cadre of highly skilled instructors capable of developing and presenting effective training at their stations. In addition, these instructors will provide assistance to the Law Enforcement Training Center in conducting training to the Basic Police Officer Course and other Specialty Courses. The IDC is 10 instructional days and consists of 80 hours of instruction.

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.