Coast Guard Course Receives FLETA Accreditation

Glynco, GA – The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted accreditation status to five training programs during its March 13, 2008 meeting held in Charleston, South Carolina. Among those accredited were the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Firearms Instructor Training Program and Uniformed Police Training Program; the Naval Criminal Investigative Services’ (NCIS) Protective Service Operations Training Program and Special Agent Basic Training Program; and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Radiation Detection Level II Operator’s Course.

Chairperson, Sharon Henegan thanked the agencies involved in this achievement and applauded them for their leadership, hard work, and provenance in accomplishing this goal. Mrs. Henegan noted the Board’s goal is to improve the Law Enforcement community with each accreditation and the Board has now awarded 34 accreditations. Upon receiving their twelfth award of this status, FLETC Director, Connie Patrick, stated, “The accreditation process promotes credibility in law enforcement training and encourages agencies to work together in sharing their best practices. This process shows dedication to the training and helps to ensure officers make it home at night.”

To achieve accreditation, an agency must undergo a voluntary thorough assessment of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards. These professional standards were developed to increase agency effectiveness and efficiency. The standards address the following areas: Academy Administration; Qualifications and Development of Training Staff; Program Administration; and Program and Curriculum Development. The FLETA Board is nationally recognized by Congress, Federal Law Enforcement agencies and stakeholders in law enforcement training.

To maintain accredited status, agencies are required to submit annual reports to the FLETA Board, and participate in a re-accreditation process every three years. If you would like more information regarding the FLETA process, please visit the website at or contact the Office of Accreditation at 912-261-3684 or 912-554-4392.

Thanks to Ryan at An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog for the tip.

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