Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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Agency overview
Formed1970
JurisdictionUnited States
HeadquartersGlynco, Georgia
Employees1,068
Annual budget$242 m USD (2017)
Agency executive
  • Thomas J. Walters [1], Director
Parent departmentDepartment of Homeland Security
Websitehttps://www.fletc.gov/

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) serves as an interagency law enforcement training body for 105 United States government federal law enforcement agencies.[2] The stated mission of FLETC is to "...train those who protect our homeland" (the United States). It also provides training to state, local, campus, tribal, and international law enforcement agencies. Through the Rural Policing Institute (RPI) and the Office of State and Local Training, it provides tuition-free and low-cost training to state, local, campus and tribal law enforcement agencies.[3]

Location[edit]

The FLETC headquarters are at the former Naval Air Station Glynco in the Glynco area of unincorporated Glynn County, Georgia, near the port city of Brunswick, Georgia, and about halfway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida.[4] Additionally, it operates two other residential training sites at Artesia, New Mexico, and in Charleston, South Carolina. It also operates an in-service re-qualification training facility in Cheltenham, Maryland, for use by agencies with large concentrations of personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. The FLETC Orlando team located at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida trains with branches of the United States Armed Forces evaluating new and existing training technologies for their ability to meet law enforcement training needs. The Los Angeles Regional Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Los Angeles, California has worked a partnership with FLETC along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department along with state and local agencies to develop comprehensive maritime training. FLETC has oversight and program management responsibilities for the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, San Salvador, El Salvador, and Lima, Peru. It also supports training at ILEAs in Budapest, Hungary, and Bangkok, Thailand.

History[edit]

Studies conducted in the late 1960s revealed an urgent need for training by professional instructors using modern training facilities and standardized course content. Congress authorized funds for planning and constructing the Consolidated Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (CFLETC). In 1970, the CFLETC was established as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Order #217) and began training operations in temporary facilities in Washington, D.C.[5]

The permanent location of the center was originally planned for the Washington, D.C., area. However, a three-year construction delay resulted in Congress requesting that surplus federal installations be surveyed to determine if one could serve as the permanent site. In May 1975, after a review of existing facilities, the former Naval Air Station Glynco was selected. In the summer of 1975, the newly renamed Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) relocated from Washington, D.C., and began training in September of that year at Glynco, Georgia. Glynco is the headquarters site and main campus for the FLETC and houses the senior leadership of the organization.[5]

On March 1, 2003, FLETC formally transferred from the Treasury Department to the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with some 22 other federal agencies and entities. The move reflected the centrality of the FLETC's mission in support of the unified homeland security effort.

Parent agency and partners[edit]

The FLETC's parent agency, the United States Department of Homeland Security, supervises its administrative and financial activities. As an interagency training organization, FLETC has professionals from diverse backgrounds to serve on its faculty and staff. Approximately one-third of the instructor staff are permanent FLETC employees. The remainder are federal officers and investigators on short-term assignment from their parent organizations. Agencies take part in curriculum review and development conferences and help develop policies and directives. Partner organizations have input regarding training issues and functional aspects of the Center. The current partners are:[6]

  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Office of Probation and Pretrial Service
  • Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
    • Office of Inspector General
    • Police Department
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Office of Safety, Security and Asset Management
  • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Office of Investigations
    • Office of Security
    • Police
  • Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Conservation Law Enforcement Consortium
  • Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Inspector General
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Office of Inspector General
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Defense - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Education - Office of the Inspector General
  • Department of Energy
    • Office of Health, Safety and Security
    • Office of Inspector General
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Customs and Border Protection
    • Intelligence Analysis Operations
    • Office of Inspector General
    • United States Secret Service
  • Department of Interior
    • Office of Inspector General
    • Office of Law Enforcement and Security
  • Department of Justice
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • Office of the Inspector General
    • United States Marshals Service
  • Department of Labor
    • Office of Inspector General
    • Office of Labor-Management Standards
  • Department of State
    • Diplomatic Security Service
    • Office of Inspector General
  • Department of the Treasury
    • Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
    • Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence - Office of Foreign Assets Control  (OFAC)
    • Office of the Inspector General
  • Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Criminal Investigation Division
    • Office of the Inspector General
  • Federal Air Marshal Service
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of the Inspector General
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency - Office of Security
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • Food and Drug Administration - Office of Criminal Investigations
  • General Services Administration - Office of the Inspector General
  • Government Printing Office
    • Office of the Inspector General
    • Security Services
  • Health and Human Services
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Office of the Inspector General
  • Housing and Urban Development
    • Office of the Inspector General
    • Protective Services Division
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement
    • Enforcement and Removal Operations
    • Homeland Security Investigation
    • Office of Professional Responsibility
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Office of the Inspector General
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of Secure Transportation
  • National Park Service
  • National Security Agency
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Office of the Inspector General
  • Office of Personnel Management - Office of the Inspector General
  • Office of Security
  • Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Railroad Retirement Board - Office of the Inspector General
  • Small Business Administration - Office of the Inspector General
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • National Zoological Park Police
    • Office of Protective Services
  • Social Security Administration - Office of the Inspector General
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Office of the Inspector General
    • Police Department
  • Transportation Security Administration
    • Federal Air Marshals
  • Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
  • United States Agency for International Development - Office of Inspector General
  • United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations
  • United States Army
    • Criminal Investigations Command
    • Intelligence
  • United States Border Patrol
  • United States Capitol Police
  • United States Citizen and Immigration Services
  • United States Coast Guard
    • Investigative Services
    • Marine Law Enforcement Academy
  • United States Department of Agriculture
    • Animal Plant Health Inspection Services
    • Food Safety Inspection Service
    • Office of the Inspector General
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Law Enforcement
    • Refuge
  • United States Forest Service
  • United States Mint
  • United States Park Police
  • United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Veterans Affairs - Office of the Inspector General

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Leadership - FLETC". www.fletc.gov. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome to FLETC - FLETC". www.fletc.gov. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "DHS FY 2017 Budget-in-Brief" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Glynco, Georgia - FLETC". www.fletc.gov. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "FLETC History - FLETC". www.fletc.gov. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.fletc.gov/current-partners
  •  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • Public Manager. Spring 2013, Vol. 42, Issue 1, pp. 15–19.
  • Vital Speeches of the Day. December 2010, Vol. 76, Issue 12, pp. 556–558.
  • Journal of Applied Security Research. 2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, pp. 478–488.
  • U.S. News Digital Weekly. 4/4/2014, Vol. 6 Issue 14, pp. 15.

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