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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to USCG Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

For Immediate Release
Members from the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy with their FLETA certificate

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the United States Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) at the November 7, 2019 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the MLEA is to prepare Coast Guard personnel to perform as Maritime Law Enforcement Officers. In addition, the academy enhances the Maritime Law Enforcement skills of students from other federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the international community. The USCG academy deliver high quality training that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to perform in a safe, legal, and professional manner. The academy also develops, maintain, and make readily available up-to-date training material that supports the standardization and professionalism of the Coast Guard’s entire Maritime Law Enforcement Training system.

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.