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Dr. Cynthia Pixley Receives the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Team Leader of the Year

Dr. Cynthia Pixley Receives the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce Dr. Cynthia Pixley as the 2023 recipient of the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award. FLETA Board Chair, Ms. Sterling Payne, presented the Team Leader Recognition Award to Dr. Pixley during the FLETA Board meeting on November 16, 2023, in Glynco, GA.

On behalf of the FLETA Board, I am pleased to recognize Dr. Cynthia Pixley for this distinguished award,” stated Ms. Payne. “Dr. Pixley is highly respected among the FLETA community and demonstrates her professionalism and excellence in everything she does, whether serving as a team leader, assessor, or self-assessor.”

Dr. Pixley 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, Dr. Pixley 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 Dr. Pixley on the award. Mr. Collins stated, “Team leaders, like Dr. Pixley, are the critical link between the FLETA Board and the assessment teams. Dr. Pixley 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 Dr. Pixley, and her 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, and Training Delivery. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, training organizations must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the program/academy.