Pub. date: 2004 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952415 | Print ISBN: 9780761926498 | Online ISBN: 9781412952415| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), established in 1970 as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is the primary organization for training all federal law enforcement personnel. It provides basic and advanced training to uniformed and investigatory personnel employed by more than 75 federal law enforcement agencies. Throughout the 1990s, FLETC graduated about 25,000 students annually. In 2003, FLETC was moved from the Department of the Treasury into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Initially located in temporary space in the Washington, D.C., area, planners envisioned that permanent space would be found nearby. Construction delays resulted in the selection of the former Glynco Naval Air Station as a permanent location in May 1975. Training began there in September 1975 and the facility has been in constant use ever since. Glynco is located near Brunswick, Georgia, between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida. The location, which has its own ...