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FLETC Artesia Opens New Auditorium

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2013

ARTESIA, NM - Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick cut the ribbon to open a new 14,200 square-foot auditorium.

Director Patrick was joined by Artesia Mayor Philip Burch, members of the community and FLETC staff to mark the occasion.

The new facility includes eleven offices with separate information technology assets, a work room, a break room and restrooms. The auditorium portion is designed to function for small groups of 50 or larger groups up to 375 and has a 12-foot-wide video wall and sound system. It is ideal for graduations, meetings and conferences. 

The new facility has been designed for functionality and productivity and meets the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) silver status.

“This 375-seat auditorium will be a wonderful addition to outstanding facilities that make up the Artesia campus. We are seeing a huge increase in requests from our client agencies for conference space– a crucial opportunity for key leaders to get together and set direction for their most important resource – their people,” Patrick noted.


The FLETC trains the majority of federal officers and agents in the United States. In addition to providing training for over 90 federal partner organizations, FLETC also provides training to state, local, tribal and international police in selected advanced programs; graduates approximately 70,000 students annually and is the largest law enforcement training organization in the country.

Headquartered on a 1600-acre campus at Glynco, near Brunswick, Georgia, the FLETC operates facilities in Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Cheltenham, Maryland. The FLETC also has oversight responsibility on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security for the International Law Enforcement Academies at Gaborone, Botswana; and Bangkok, Thailand.

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