The accreditation of a Federal Law Enforcement academy or program provides assurance to the citizens they serve, that they have voluntarily submitted to a process of self-regulation; and, that they have successfully achieved compliance with a set of standards that have been collectively established by their peers within their professional community that demonstrate their adherence to quality, effectiveness and integrity. Please visit www.fleta.gov for more information.
A FLETA assessment was conducted for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (USCG MLEA) using the FLETA guidelines and professional training standards for Academy Accreditation. The MLEA was reaccredited April 2011.
The review of the USCG MLEA accreditation files, policies, procedures, operations and interviews with key personnel revealed that the MLEA is strongly committed to the accreditation process and are complying with the FLETA standards. This FLETA assessment revealed that procedures are in place to ensure continued compliance with the FLETA standards.All applicable standards for the Academy were found to be compliant.
A thorough FLETA assessment was conducted using the FLETA guidelines and professional training standards between the 11th and 13th of December, 2007. The assessment team reviewed all submitted documents and supporting evidence which included the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy's policies, procedures, operations and conducted interviews with key personnel. The course was reaccredited April 2011.
The review of the Radiation Detection Level II Operator Course accreditation files revealed they were complete, accurate and in compliance with FLETA standards. Furthermore, the assessment team found the Applicant has administrative controls that efficiently and effectively direct the training program's operations. This FLETA assessment revealed that procedures are in place to ensure continued compliance with the FLETA standards.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the U.S. Coast Guard Basic Boarding Officer Course (BBOC) on 16 July, 2009. The BBOC is offered to U.S. Coast Guard personnel and foreign naval officers. The BBOC prepares Boarding Officers for the arduous duties of enforcing laws and treaties at sea. The course was reaccredited July 2012.
The FLETA Assessment Team identified the Coast Guard's Risk Management process as a best practice. From a training perspective, this process empowers the instructors to make operational decisions before and during training to mitigate potential risks and provides the instructor a vehicle for articulating a change or suspension to training.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Facilitator Course in April 2011. The MLEFC is offered to U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement instructors. The MLEFC prepares maritime law enforcement instructors by enhancing their facilitation skills to better instruct maritime law enforcement students.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the U.S. Coast Guard Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security Course in November 2011. The PWCS is offered to U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Officers. The program is designed to provide the boarding officer with the specific concepts and practical experience necessary to safely conduct Security Boardings and Law Enforcement Ashore at facilities in compliance with CG policy, US law, and international treaties.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board awarded Program Accreditation to the Boarding Team Member Course in July 2012. The BTM is offered to U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Officers. This course trains boarding team members in various topics including use of force and boarding procedures. Graduates of this course should expect to return to their units to perform the duties of a boarding team member under the supervision of a Boarding Officer.