WASHINGTON - On Thursday, January 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) hosted state and local law enforcement officers from the Gainesville, FL area for a Human Trafficking Awareness Training (HTAT). The HTAT program provides law enforcement officers with an in-depth understanding of the crime of human trafficking. The training consists of case studies, videos, and student-centered activities to enhance the learning experience and helps stress the importance of taking a victim-centered approach.
Law enforcement officers face increasingly dangerous conditions on our roadways. With faster vehicles, more distractions behind the wheel and dynamic environments on the road, they face many risks when responding to emergency calls. Statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund show that law enforcement officers face a higher risk of death and injury traveling to the scene of an incident than at the actual scene itself. In fact, vehicle-related collisions are the one of the leading causes of death for law enforcement officers.
On a bright and sunny Seattle day, two new CBP officers, Robert Carpenter and Ian Drury, were on their way from one part of the city’s international airport to another. Soon, they came upon a horrific scene: A badly damaged car with its driver stunned behind the wheel, airbag deployed; an airport shuttle bus laid on its side, shattered glass covering the pavement; critically – and fatally – injured passengers.
Director Thomas J. Walters is in Artesia, New Mexico, preparing for the Office of Artesia Operations 30th Anniversary Celebration. While touring the grounds and observing training, Supervisory U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Jamie Turley recognized Director Walters from his time at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy.
Range E has three virtual firing ranges with projected targets to simulate distances from three to 25 yards and weapons converted for laser use, as well as a fourth classroom opened for the development of integrated tactical training.
The new Forensic Science Training Complex located at FLETC-Glynco is a 40,000-square-foot facility comprised of nine specialized classrooms, three forensic laboratories, a four-bay garage and more.
On November 11, America celebrates Veterans Day. Nearly 50 percent of FLETC staff are veterans who continue to serve the flag as federal employees. Our veterans felt a duty, an obligation to protect the liberties many take for granted.