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Cheltenham Student Info

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The following is general training information for training officers and prospective students. Should you have a question or require additional information on FLETC Cheltenham training activities or conference facilities not addressed in this section, please contact the FLETC Cheltenham Scheduling Office at 301-877-8515 or FLETC-CheltenhamScheduling@dhs.gov.

General Information

Currently, there are no on-site facilities available for:

  • Housing students;
  • Serving meals;
  • Credit union;
  • ATM or banking services.

Outgoing official calls must be coordinated through your program specialist or on-site agency representative.

Prior to taking photographs of any training, demonstration or practical exercise in progress, ensure that you have obtained permission from the appropriate Instructor(s).

Students participating in any exercise requiring the operation of a government vehicle must carry in their possession, and present upon request by an instructor or other FLETC official, their valid state driver's license.

All students participating in any exercise requiring the operation of a government vehicle must operate the vehicle within all applicable federal and state laws governing the use of motor vehicles. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Emergency Calls

All incoming emergency callers should call FLETC Security at 301-877-8400. Due to the large number of students in training and the limited number of personnel available to answer the phones, students are asked to restrict incoming calls to emergency calls only.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, FLETC Cheltenham will follow the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) designated operating status. The official OPM operating status can be determined by:

  1. Calling the OPM Operating Status line at (202) 606-1900
  2. Visiting the OPM Operating Status web page.
  3. Monitoring news media announcements.

FLETC Cheltenham will observe the OPM operating status as follows:

  1. Open under Unscheduled Leave: Regular training schedule.
  2. Open under Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave: 6:00am - 9:30am firearms requalification training will be cancelled; delayed start for all other training.
  3. Closed: All training will be cancelled.

Students may also call the FLETC Cheltenham Operational Status Information number at (301) 877-8500 for a recorded operating status announcement.

Travel Information

Directions

View maps and directions to FLETC Cheltenham.

Airport Information

  • Baltimore Washington International Airport
  • Dulles International Airport
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Additional Airport Information

Metrorail Information

The Branch Avenue Metro Station, on the Green Line, is the closest metro station to the Cheltenham Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Directions from Branch Avenue Metro Station

  1. Make right onto Auth Road towards Branch Avenue (Route 5),
  2. Left onto Branch Avenue Southbound (Maryland Route 5);
  3. South on Branch Avenue for 4 miles to Woodyard Road (Maryland Route 223) Exit;
  4. At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Woodyard Road (Northbound);
  5. Travel 1 mile to intersection with Dangerfield Road;
  6. Turn right onto Dangerfield Road;
  7. Travel ¾ mile on Dangerfield Road;
  8. Turn left onto Commo Road at FLETC, Cheltenham sign;
  9. Continue ¼ mile to Main Gate Security Guard Post.

Additional Metrorail Information

Local Lodging

NOTE: Per diem rates vary between counties. Please verify applicable location per diem rate at Government Per Diem Rates.

Prince George's County, Maryland (within 1 - 6 miles proximity):

Hotel Address Phone Notes
Colony South 7401 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD 20735 1-800-537-1147 or 301-856-4500 Call hotel for rate quote.
The Comfort Inn at Joint Base Andrews 7979 Malcolm Road, Clinton, MD 20735 301-856-5200 or 866-284-7891 Call hotel for rate quote.
Country Inn & Suites 4950 Mercedes Boulevard, Camp Springs, MD 20746 240-492-1070 Call hotel for rate quote.
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC East-Andrews AFB 5001 Mercedes Boulevard, Camp Springs, MD 20746 301-423-2323 Call hotel for rate quote.
Marriott Towne Place Suites Clinton at Joint Base Andrews 7800 Ferry Avenue, Clinton, MD 20735 877-331-2266 Enter Corporate ID Code: D8V
Quality Inn Andrews Air Force Base 4783 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746 301-420-2800 Call hotel for rate quote.

Charles County, Maryland (within 10 - 12 miles proximity):

Hotel Address Phone Notes
Comfort Suites 11765 Business Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601 301-932-4400 Call hotel for rate quote.
Holiday Inn Express Waldorf 11370 Days Court, Waldorf, MD 20603 301-932-9200 Call hotel for rate quote.
La Quinta Inn 11770 Business Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601 301-645-0022 or 301-843-8100 Call hotel for rate quote.
Hampton Inn 3750 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20603 301-632-9600 Call hotel for rate quote.
Hilton Garden Inn 10385 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603 240-222-0000 Call hotel for rate quote.
Holiday Inn 45 St. Patrick's Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602 301-645-8200 or 301-645-8277 Call hotel for rate quote.
Marriott Courtyard Waldorf 3145 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20603 301-885-3333 Call hotel for rate quote.
Residence Inn by Marriott Waldorf 3020 Technology Place, Waldorf, MD 20601 301-632-2111 Call hotel for rate quote.

Prince George's County, Maryland (within 14 - 18 miles proximity):

Hotel Address Phone Notes
Comfort Inn Conference Center 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716 301-464-0089 Call hotel for rate quote.
Hampton Inn Bowie 15202 Major Lansdale Boulevard, Bowie, MD 20716 301-809-1800 or 301-809-2515 Call hotel for rate quote.
Residence Inn National Harbor 192 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 301-749-4755 or 800-331-3131 Enter Corporate ID Code: D8V
Towneplace Suites, Bowie Town Center 3700 Town Center Boulevard, Bowie, MD 20716 301-262-8045 Call hotel for rate quote.
AC Hotel National Harbor at Washington, DC 156 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745 301-749-2299 Enter Corporate ID Code: D8V
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 301-965-4000 Enter Corporate ID Code: D8V