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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to NCIS Program

For Immediate Release
Naval Criminal Investigative Service staff holding the FLETA accreditation certificate

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent Basic Training Program (SABTP) at the November 7, 2019 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the SABTP is to train newly hired NCIS Special Agents in the knowledge and skills expected of a NCIS Special Agent within the first two years on the job. The program provides training in military law, firearms, crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation, narcotics/property investigations and operations, elicitation techniques, counterintelligence, combating terrorism, surveillance and detection countermeasures, biometrics, basic tactics, and cyber investigations. The SABTP is 55 instructional days and consists of 441.5 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

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.