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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two FLETC Programs

For Immediate Release

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) and the Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program (LEITP) at the November 5, 2020 meeting. 

Accreditation is a status granted to a federal law enforcement training program and/or Academy that meets or exceeds stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement.  Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) enhances public confidence in law enforcement integrity, professionalism, and accountability.  Additionally it provides assurance that an academy or program has submitted to a self-regulation process, and demonstrates compliance with a set of standards established by the law enforcement community. 

The purpose of the UPTP is to provide new officers with the specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform at an entry-level uniformed federal law enforcement position. It provides the basic law enforcement concepts that a new officer should understand and be able to perform upon employment in a federal law enforcement organization. Rather than being agency-specific, the program addresses common knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected of entry-level uniformed federal law enforcement positions. UPTP provides, on an interagency basis, a program of instruction that fulfills the basic federal law enforcement officer training requirements necessary for responsible and competent job performance. The UPTP is 64 instructional days and consists of 524 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 48 for the Glynco, GA training delivery point and 24 for Artesia, NM.  

The purpose of the LEITP is to prepare students to conduct quality instruction. The LEITP incorporates a variety of instructional methodologies including lectures, discussions, demonstrations, role-plays, laboratories, and practical exercise. The LEITP is 10 instructional days and consists of 75.5 training hours. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 16. 

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(s) to ensure compliance with the FLETA standards and procedures in the areas of Academy/Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery.  Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years.  Each year leading up to a formal assessment in the 5th year, agencies must review supporting evidence and submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.