Darrin Brown Receive FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce Mr. Darrin Brown as the 2022 recipient of the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award. FLETA Board Chair, Ms. Sterling Payne, presented the Team Leader Recognition Award to Mr. Brown during the FLETA Board meeting on November 3, 2022, in Glynco, GA.
“On behalf of the FLETA Board, I am pleased to recognize Mr. Darrin Brown for this distinguished award,” stated Ms. Payne. “Mr. Brown is highly respected among the FLETA community and demonstrates his professionalism and excellence in everything he does, whether serving as a team leader, assessor, or self-assessor.”
Mr. Brown has been involved with the FLETA process in various roles for many years. Mr. Brown currently serves as the Accreditation Manager for the Transportation Security Administration Training Center.
Mr. Brown has served on numerous assessments and self-assessments, both as assessor and team leader. In addition to serving as a team leader and assessor on FLETA assessments, Mr. Brown provides direct and in-direct support to other federal law enforcement agencies as a source of expertise conducting self-assessments.
Mr. Joseph Collins, Executive Director for the FLETA Office of Accreditation, congratulated Mr. Brown on the award. Mr. Collins stated, “Team leaders, like Mr. Brown, are the critical link between the FLETA Board and the assessment teams. I have had the honor of working with Mr. Brown and his dedication to the FLETA process sets the standard for all team leaders and assessors. We would not have a FLETA process without the hard work and dedication of Mr. Brown, and his fellow team leaders and assessors.”
The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly or demonstrated exceptional commitment while serving in a team leader capacity during the FLETA accreditation process. The team leader has successfully demonstrated an effective and innovative approach associated with obtaining the highest quality of federal law enforcement training. The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award is intended as an individual annual award; however, the Board may consider multiple candidates.
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.