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FLETC and ATF Academy Officials Open New Building

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2007

The Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center (FLETC) and the ATF National Academy
held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Building 681, the new home to the ATF National
Academy and several FLETC
divisions, today at the FLETC-Glynco site.

The keynote speaker
was Michael J. Sullivan, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF), who traveled from ATF headquarters in Washington, D.C.
to help officially open the new facility.

“It is a privilege for ATF to share in our continuing
partnership with FLETC. Since its opening, some of the greatest law enforcement
professionals have been trained at this facility, and this facility has
provided a solid foundation in the career of not only ATF, but federal
investigators nationwide,” said Director Sullivan.

This $10 million, two-story building features a
state-of-the-art television studio, more than 200 administrative offices and
workstations, several conference rooms, and records and archival storage
areas.

The new building was once a manufacturing plant that
fabricated industrial equipment.  The
project team used an innovative process to convert the existing space into
105,000-square foot office building, which was completed this spring.

“Our on-site partner
agency representatives are the reason FLETC exists” said Director Patrick.  “I enjoy the relationship we have with each
of you and this building is just one more example of the partnership that truly
exists here.”