Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Hosts Navy LeagueJun 26, 2013
Glynco, GA -- The FLETC hosted approximately 50 members of the Navy League’s Savannah Council Wednesday, June 26 at the FLETC headquarters in Glynco, Ga. The active community group toured a couple of the FLETC’s innovative training venues.
The Navy League is a strong supporter those men and women serving on the front lines in our military and those in law enforcement,” said FLETC Director Connie Patrick. “This tour enables us to show these members how we are providing state-of-the-art training to the 21st century law enforcement professional.”
The first stop of the vast was the FLETC Simulations Laboratory. As part of the Director’s goal of integrating technology and simulation into the FLETC training environment, this 40,000-square-foot facility is FLETC’s test bed for emerging technologies. FLETC offers students virtual experiences in complex law enforcement scenarios without expensive investments in time, personnel and “real world” facilities. This, in turn, helps the organization better prepare our students for their jobs — and most importantly will increase their survivability as they serve the people of America in often very hostile environments. The integration of these technologies into traditional training programs holds great promise for improving the effectiveness of law enforcement training.
Guests also visited the Intermodal Transportation Facility, which significantly enhanced FLETC’s ability to provide frontline law enforcement personnel with advanced, realistic and scenario-based training to better deter and combat evolving threats across major transportation modes. This first of its kind facility includes an airport terminal – to include a passenger boarding bridge to an authentic 727 jet – a bus terminal, a railway station and a subway station. The nation’s first Intermodal Training Facility allows FLETC to proactively address the protection of our nation’s transportation systems.
“The Navy League, Savannah Council, was very interested in learning more about the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center,” said Pat Yovich, the council’s 1st vice president. “Most of the Navy Leaguers had no idea that this facility existed and how many different government agencies are trained right here in Georgia.”
The Navy League is a national citizen’s organization to serve and support the sea services of our country, the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S. Flag Merchant Marine. The Savannah Council is one of 275 councils, representing more than 50,000 members. Navy League members are respected by leaders throughout government, industry and the military for their patriotic support and service to our men and women in uniform. You do not have to be a Navy or military veteran to join the Navy League.
The FLETC trains the majority of federal officers and agents in the United States. In addition to providing training for over 90 federal partner organizations, FLETC also provides training to state, local, tribal and international police in selected advanced programs; graduates approximately 70,000 students annually and is the largest law enforcement training organization in the country.
Headquartered on a 1600-acre campus at Glynco, near Brunswick, Georgia, the FLETC operates facilities in Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Cheltenham, Maryland. The FLETC also has oversight responsibility on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security for the International Law Enforcement Academies at Gaborone, Botswana; and Bangkok, Thailand.