The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), in partnership with the Coastal Health District of Georgia, began COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan 26, 2021. High-contact instructors and staff members, who perform mission-critical tasks supporting the training of federal law enforcement students at the Glynco Training Delivery Point, will receive the vaccinations. Staff members receiving the vaccinations are doing so voluntarily. FLETC Director Thomas J. Walters said “FLETC’s mission is critical to our local and national security. Vaccinating our personnel against COVID-19, will help ensure the health and safety of our workforce as we continue training. We are grateful for the partnership between FLETC and the Coastal Health District to allow us to begin the important vaccination process.”
The Glynn County Health Department in conjunction with the Coastal Health District are administering the vaccinations. The vaccination of FLETC employees is part of an ongoing partnership the Coastal Health District has with FLETC-Glynco. Throughout the course of a number of years, FLETC and the Coastal Health District developed plans for the possible need to distribute medical countermeasures to citizens of the county. Todd Wyckoff, Emergency Preparedness Director, Coastal Health District, stated, “FLETC is a valued public health partner and we look forward to vaccinating staff at FLETC-Glynco so they can continue to offer the programs and training that help bolster preparedness on the local, regional, and national level.”
A component of the Department of Homeland Security, FLETC was established in 1970 to provide basic and advanced law enforcement training to federal agencies. For the past 50 years, the FLETC has fulfilled its mission of preparing the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
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