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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two FLETC Programs

For Immediate Release
FLETC staff holding the FLETA accreditation certificate

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP) and the Land Management Police Training Program (LMPTP) at the November 7, 2019 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the FITP is to provide newly assigned firearms instructors with a familiarization of a variety of firearms, to include care and maintenance, and the skills necessary to function as a law enforcement firearms instructor.  The program also introduces the new instructors to teaching techniques as well as identifying and resolving shooting problems/errors.  The FITP is 10 instructional days and consists of 79.5 hours of instruction.  The average of number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

The LMPTP is designed to meet the entry level training needs of law enforcement officers responsible for protecting natural resources and public lands. The LMPTP provides, on an interagency basis, a program of instruction that fulfills all the basic land management officers training requirements necessary for responsible and competent job performance. Rather than being agency-specific, the program addresses common knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected of all land management officers. The LMPTP is 83 instructional days and consists of 693:50 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.