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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy


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The Maritime Law Enforcement Academy was established in 2004 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina to provide Coast Guard personnel the necessary skills to conduct their jobs as federal law enforcement officers.

As a key member of the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard has been designated as the lead federal agency for maritime law enforcement. The Coast Guard is on the front lines of the nation’s layered homeland security strategy and is instrumental in securing our nations maritime domain. The Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) Academy will ensure our law enforcement officers continue to receive the best training and allow us to train maritime law enforcement officers at all levels of federal, state and local law enforcement.

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