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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USDA ADDHT-BCP

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the USDA ADDHT-BCP

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the USDA Agriculture Detector Dog Handler Training Border/Cargo/Parcel (ADDHT-BCP) at the November 16, 2023, meeting.

The purpose of the ADDHT-BCP is to provide a positive learning environment for training detector dog teams as a means of safeguarding American agriculture. This course prepares students to perform their occupational duties as canine handlers. Upon completion of the course, students work at various ports of entry. The ADDHT-BCP program is 50 instructional days and consists of 400 hours of instruction. The average number of iterations of the program is four.

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.