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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two FLETC Programs

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to Two FLETC Programs

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP), and the Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training Program (LECTITP) at the April 21, 2022, 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 CVBTP is to provide extensive hands-on training in procedures to safely board compliant large and small commercial vessels. Students board a 494’ break bulk freighter, tactically search various compartments for unaccounted persons, conduct interviews, and identify hazards associated with cargo carrying vessels. The CVBTP is designed for military, federal, state, and local marine law enforcement officers, and Port Authority personnel who board commercial vessels. The CVBTP is five instructional days of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

The purpose of the LECTITP is to provide foundational training to prepare new instructors to provide law enforcement training in the areas of arrest and control tactics and techniques, intermediate weapons, and defense against spontaneous attacks, including being assaulted with an edged weapon. The LECTITP is 10 instructional days and consists of 78.5 hours of instruction. 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, training organizations submit to an independent review of their program and/or academy 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.