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Artesia Assigned Housing


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For many years, it has been a basic premise of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that students reside on Center. On-site residence is an essential factor in creating a living environment that facilitates the intensive law enforcement training conducted at the FLETC. Your housing is scheduled by the FLETC and will consist of either dormitory housing on the FLETC, or if necessary, off-FLETC housing at a contract motel. You will be told which housing you are scheduled for at Registration.

If off-FLETC housing is arranged for you in advance of your arrival on the FLETC, we ask that you not contact any off-FLETC housing contractor or attempt to make housing arrangements on your own. Various Federal regulations governing travel and per diem apply, as do the Federal Acquisition Regulations relative to contract services. This is true even if you have been told by your employing agency which motel you may be assigned. Housing assignments may change prior to the class start date. If you secure your own motel lodging arrangements, the costs incurred for the accommodations will be your responsibility. If you have questions, please contact your training officer.

Should problems arise while housed in a FLETC contract motel property, the initial notification of the difficulty or complaint should be communicated to the motel management. If resolution by the motel management does not take place within a reasonable period of time, the problem should be documented with the complaints specified. Timeliness is important in these matters, so please give your comments to either your Agency class coordinator of the FLETC faculty advisor as soon as possible.

Please do not pay the motel directly. Housing charges are reimbursed by the employing agency, and the motel sends the bill directly to the FLETC for processing.

If you have any questions regarding off-FLETC housing charges or payments, contact the FLETC at (575) 748-8007.

Costs incurred by the use of off-FLETC contract housing telephones are your responsibility to pay. Telephone charges are not part of the housing costs paid by your employing agency.


The Artesia FLETC has three dormitories. Dormitory rooms cannot be reserved in advance, but requests for roommates (within classes) can be made in advance by calling your organization representative at FLETC.

Dormitory rooms are individually heated and air-conditioned. They are also equipped with a remote-controlled television with cable and a radio with an alarm clock, irons and ironing boards. Maid service is provided on weekdays to clean your room and make your bed. Extra linens are provided for weekends when there is no maid service. Dor­mitory rooms are for your use only; there are no facilities for spouses, families, etc. We also ask that you conserve energy and water by turning off lights, water, and appliances when they are not being used.

You are accountable for the furnishings in your room. Inspect the condition of all items upon your initial check-in and report any damaged or missing items to Registration. Damages found in the room at a later time that were not reported upon initial check-in may be charged to the occupant(s) of that room. Sheets, pillowcases, towels, washcloths and one blanket will be available in your room upon check-in. If you need additional items, do not hesitate to contact Registration. Also, a pillow exchange is available at Registration if you prefer a different pillow. Bed linens are changed weekly. If you want clean sheets more frequently, you can strip the bed and take the linens to Registration for a one-for-one exchange. If you lose your room key, it will be replaced one time at no cost by Registration. Subsequent losses will cost $2 per set.

Housing areas are restricted to the FLETC and partner organization staff, contractor personnel, and students. Guests are allowed from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., on weekends and holidays. Guests are allowed in the rooms, provided both occupants (if double occupancy) agree. If you choose to have a guest on the FLETC, you must go to the Security office and personally sign for the guest(s) to be admitted. Your signature will be used to verify your identity. You must personally check out your guests at Security. You must accompany all guests when they are on Center.


The FLETC and contract staff work hard to keep the housing area clean and in good working order. We ask your cooperation in this so that restrictions may be kept to a minimum. The following are ways that you can be of assistance:

  • The FLETC is a SMOKE FREE facility as directed by Presidential Order; thus smoking is not permitted inside any facility. Please observe fire safety precautions by placing cigarette/cigar butts and ashes in proper containers when smoking outdoors.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Quiet hours begin at 10:00 p.m. on weekdays to allow study time and rest, and continue until 5:00 a.m. the next morning.
  • Limit the amount of food and snacks to airtight containers to prevent attracting pests
  • No washing of clothes in the rooms.
  • No cooking of food in rooms.
  • No burning of incense, candles or anything requiring an open flame.

Any violation may result in you being dismissed from training at the FLETC.


Any problems should be directed to your Faculty Advisor or Agency Class Coordinator. Cases involving loss or thefts should be reported as soon as possible. Emergencies should be reported immediately to Registration.