Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA)
In the development of the model, Federal law enforcement training professionals established standards and procedures to evaluate the training programs and training academies used to train Federal law enforcement agents and officers. The intent was to develop an independent accreditation process that provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards and receive appropriate recognition. This independent accreditation process has been developed and has been entitled Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA).
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 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. To accomplish this goal, trainers in the same discipline, working through a professional accrediting body, assist each other in evaluating and improving their professionalism. A high degree of public confidence in the competence and professionalism of Federal agents and officers is an important outcome of this process. The focus of the effort is to accredit Federal entry-level and advanced/specialized training programs, instructor training and other programs that affect multiple Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers.