Advanced and specialized law enforcement training and technical assistance.
FLETC delivers basic, advanced and specialized training at its headquarters facility in Glynco, Georgia, and field training facilities at other locations in the U.S.
Training classes on: domestic violence, drug enforcement, first responder, domestic terrorism, intelligence analyst and awareness, driver and marine operators courses, forensic computer evidence recovery, etc.
are provided to qualified student trainees.
FLETC also provides technical assistance/expertise on law enforcement training and curriculum development to State, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
Each year FLETC delivers basic, advanced and specialized training to Federal law enforcement agencies at primary and field training facilities, as well as annually trains approximately 3000 State, local, tribal and campus law enforcement officers in the U.S. Many of these programs are offered at subsidized or no cost. Additionally, technical assistance such as: curriculum development/review; evaluation site visits to State and local law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement training academies, are provided upon request.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Appropriated funds for State and local law enforcement training and technical assistance are used to subsidize (either partially or wholly) the costs of State, local, campus, and tribal participants attending specialized or advanced training programs offered by FLETC; or, to provide technical assistance to those law enforcement agencies.
Applicant Eligibility: State, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement; fire and emergency management specialists; prosecutors and attorneys; domestic violence advocates may also be eligible for participation.
Applicants from private organizations must be sponsored by a law enforcement/public safety agency as described in this paragraph.
To determine specific candidate eligibility and prerequisites for attendance, please refer to the contact and website information below.
Trainees from State, local, tribal and campus law enforcement/public safety agencies in the United States and U.S. Territories.
Varies by individual program. Restricted to sworn and non-sworn personnel from State, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement agencies; fire and emergency management specialists, prosecutors, and/or domestic violence advocates sponsored by a law enforcement agency or prosecutor's office.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Application forms and contact information for specialized and advanced training programs are available via the web site listed below. Technical assistance requests from State, local, campus, and tribal agencies must be submitted, in writing, on the agency's official letterhead addressed to the Deputy Assistant Director, Office of State and Local Training, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, at the address listed below.
Training allocations for attendees from State, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement agencies, will be distributed based upon availability of training slots, date of application, and/or geographic disbursement. A confirmation notice with details of the training will be provided via e-mail or letter, upon the applicant's acceptance into a training class. Requests for technical assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis; approval is contingent upon the circumstance surrounding the request, funding availability, and FLETC resources.
Varies by training program. Applicants are responsible for ascertaining and responding to the respective deadline(s) pertaining to the course for which they are applying. Applicants should contact FLETC either by e-mail or call the toll free number listed below, for application deadlines.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004, Public Law 108-90, Title IV, 117 Stat. 1151, (codified at 6 U.S.C. 464d), and Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 90-351; 82 Stat. 197 as amended, (codified at 42 U.S.C. 3771).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Registration requests for FLETC training programs are generally accepted or denied within 30 - 60 days prior to the training program start date.
An annual appropriation is anticipated for this program.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Training and technical assistance is available for up to a 12-month period beginning October 1 - September 30.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Travel, Support, Materials and Services) FY 07 $1,155,000; FY 08 est $1,155,000; and FY 09 est $1,155,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Assistance will vary depending upon the scope and objectives of each training program or technical assistance provided. Financial assistance may be provided to eligible student trainees, on a case-by-case basis, to wholly or partially offset the cost of attending training. The most common form of financial assistance is a subsidy to reduce, or in some cases eliminate, the attendee's tuition cost.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Training program descriptions and related literature are available by contacting FLETC at the address listed below.
Regional or Local Office
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Office of State and Local Training, 1131 Chapel Crossing Road, Townhouse 393, Glynco, GA 31524. Toll Free Telephone: (1-800) 74FLETC; Fax: (912) 267-2894; or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Training allocations for applicants from State, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement agencies, are contingent upon available student training slots, date of application, and/or geographic disbursement. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements pertaining to the specific training program for which they are applying. FLETC will review the circumstances and scope of technical assistance requests on a case-by case basis; approval is contingent upon available funding and FLETC resources.
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