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Automobiles

A valid driver’s license and vehicle registration or written authorization from registered owner to operate vehicle is required.

Students residing on the FLETC are not authorized to drive to classes, Monday through Friday. Parking for basic students during this time frame is at their assigned dormitory parking area.

No person may operate a motorcycle on federal property without an approved helmet.

Special provisions for waivers of parking restrictions can be obtained through the Health Unit with authorization from the Security Office. Illegal parking of any vehicle (personal, Government-owned or rental) can result in loss of driving privileges on the Center.

Weapons

Students and staff must check personal and issued weapons according to FLETC Policy. Unless otherwise directed, Center-supplied weapons will be used on the firing ranges. Students are not permitted to keep any weapons or ammunition (personal or issued) on their persons, in their rooms or in automobiles.

Special Access and Accommodation Information

FLETC provides reasonable accommodations, upon request, to students with disabilities. Students requiring TDD accessibility, special transportation (i.e., wheelchair lifts), sign language interpreter, special computer enhancements, etc. should contact their Class Coordinator/Program Specialist prior to the start of the class so that arrangements can be made.

Absence

Annual leave will normally not be granted while students are in training. Leave requests for special situations will be granted only when both the appropriate program manager and agency representative agree that the leave request is reasonable and should be approved. Sick leave will be granted as required.

Illness

The Center physician and nursing staff are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (excluding government holidays). Charges for medical care received by a facility other than the Center Health Unit is the responsibility of the student.

Personal Mail

All personal mail should be addressed using this format:

FLETC
Student's name
Class title and number
2000 Bainbridge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405

Students in advanced classes that have class materials to be mailed to their duty stations must have mailing labels from their agency or pay for the postage.

Official Telephone Calls

Necessary official calls must be coordinated through your program specialist or on-site organization representative. Charge-a-call telephones are available for students who have been issued an official charge card.

Personal Telephone Calls

Because of the large number of students in training and the limited number of personnel available to answer the phones, all students are requested to restrict incoming calls to emergency calls only. Arrangements should be made to call family and friends after hours and to prevent non-emergency incoming calls. Pay telephones and charge-a-call phones are conveniently located in the various housing areas.

Valuables

Students are urged not to leave valuables in the dormitory room. Dormitory rooms are equipped with locked cabinets. The safeguard of personal valuables lies with the individual student. Please be careful. Personal weapons will not be stored by the Firearms Division. Students should not bring personnel weapons with them.

Student Activities

There are varied activities in which the student can participate such as basketball, weight training, and volleyball. Participants are required to provide their own footwear. In addition to the activities listed, each dormitory has various small games, pool tables, table tennis, and television for the relaxation of the students.

Leisure Hours

Leisure and off-duty clothing should be commensurate with the climate during the student's stay at the Center. The climate at Charleston is relatively mild the year-round with a mean temperature of 74 degrees. Temperatures may reach the mid 90's during the summer months, and down to the 20's in the winter months (January and February). Humidity is high year-round.

Cameras and Photography

FLETC policy prohibits taking identifiable facial photos of students or staff without prior permission of the individuals involved. In addition, it is against the law for certain agency personnel to be photographed under any circumstances. (This policy stems from a need to protect criminal investigators who may perform undercover work.)

Although this policy does not preclude “fond memory” type photographs or photography necessary as a part of a course of instruction, students and their visitors are required to adhere to this policy and remain sensitive to its purpose and intent.

Please report all suspicious circumstances involving photographic film images being taken to the FLETC Charleston Security and Emergency Management Specialist at 843-566-8554 or the Security Dispatcher at 843-974-6303.

Types of incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Anyone seeming to be capturing images of individuals without their knowledge;
  • Anyone making a detailed record of all or any part of the FLETC installation;
  • Anyone attempting to obtain class pictures that they themselves are not physically in.