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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USAMPS Academy and Two Programs

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USAMPS Academy and Two Programs

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted academy reaccreditation status to the United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), and program reaccreditation status to the Military Police Basic Officer Leader Course (MP BOLC) and to the U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy (USA CPA) at the November 3, 2022, meeting.

The mission of the USAMPS Academy is to train, educate, and develop Military Police (MP) civilians, soldiers, and leaders; execute proponent functions; integrate doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities, and policy solutions that provide MP capabilities enabling maneuver forces across the range of military operations. The USAMPS Academy trains over 20,000 students annually in basic and advanced law enforcement practices and processes, criminal investigations, and corrections.

The purpose of the MP BOLC is to prepare newly commissioned Military Police (MP) officers with the technical, tactical, and leadership qualities necessary to be successful platoon leaders in both, the combat and garrison environments. The training is warrior focused and stresses technical, tactical, law enforcement, and leadership skills; military ethics; and customs and traditions of the service. The course trains the four essential military police competencies: soldiering, policing, investigations, and corrections. The MP BOLC is 86 instructional days and consists of 957 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 48.

The purpose of the USA CPA is to train Department of the Army Civilian Police in force protection and law enforcement skills, tactics, techniques, and procedures at installation level that are necessary to perform law enforcement duties as Civilian Police Officers. The training includes basics of policing and law enforcement and first responder skills to include: constitutional law, authority and jurisdiction, tactical response to active threats, criminal and terrorist acts, search and seizure, crimes in progress, defensive tactics, escalation and de-escalation techniques, use of force decision making, firearms and non-lethal devices, vehicle dynamics, traffic enforcement, and physical security. The USA CPA is 50 instructional days and consists of 440 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 35.

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.