The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Boat Operators Anti-Terrorism Training Program (BOAT), Law Enforcement Driver Instructor Training Program (LEDITP), and the Law Enforcement Instructional Skills Training Program (LEISTP) at the November 18, 2021, meeting.
Accreditation is a status granted to a federal law enforcement training program and/or Academy that meets or exceeds stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement. Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) enhances public confidence in law enforcement integrity, professionalism, and accountability. Additionally, it provides assurance that an academy or program has submitted to a self-regulation process and demonstrates compliance with a set of standards established by the law enforcement community.
The purpose of the BOAT is to provide students with the skills to recognize potential terrorism targets, possible delivery methods, and appropriate actions to counter terrorist or criminal activity. Participants are taught and must demonstrate defensive boat tactics while conducting critically, vulnerability, and threat assessments. The BOAT program is five instructional days and consists of 43 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.
The purpose of the LEDITP is to equip students with the skills, techniques, operational principles, legal considerations, and instructional methodologies to teach a comprehensive driver training program to law enforcement officers. Students are exposed to a variety of courses designed specifically for the law enforcement driver which provide fundamental and advanced skills to enhance the instructor’s teaching proficiency. The LEDITP is 10 instructional days and consists of 79 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.
The purpose of the LEISTP is to provide training for law enforcement personnel that require knowledge of the principles and techniques of instruction. The LEISTP delivers training in law enforcement instructional skills focused on curriculum delivery. The LEISTP is five instructional days in length and consists of 38 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.
The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program(s) to ensure compliance with the FLETA standards and procedures in the areas of Academy/Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year leading up to a formal assessment in the 5th year, agencies must review supporting evidence and submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.
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