CONTACT: Andrea Avery
TITLE: National Public Information Officer
TEL: 202-268-3700
EMAIL: ISMediaInquiries@uspis.gov

The United States Postal Inspection Service would like to recognize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board on its 20th anniversary.

The Postal Inspection Service is proud to be a participant organization and recognizes FLETA’s critical role in supporting the efficient and effective training of federal law enforcement officers, agents, and other personnel. The Postal Inspection Service currently has one training organization participating in FLETA accreditation, its Career Development Unit (CDU) in Potomac, MD

The Postal Inspection Service’s CDU has academy accreditation and program accreditation for three programs, with their first accreditation granted in March 2006. Postal Inspection Service staff support the FLETA process by serving on self and FLETA assessments. Since applying to FLETA, Postal Inspection Service personnel have served on more than 33 FLETA assessments of other federal training programs and academies seeking accreditation.

The Postal Inspection Service has had representation on the FLETA Board since 2005 and is currently represented by Delany De Leon-Colon, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service in Potomac, MD.

“FLETA has significantly impacted our organization and our efforts in improving, standardizing, and organizing our academy policies, procedures, and operations,” stated Inspector in Charge De Leon-Colon. “Participating in FLETA and holding our programs to its standards keeps the Postal Inspection Service at the forefront of federal law enforcement training and support programs.”

“The FLETA Board and Office of Accreditation are grateful for the participation and support of the United States Postal Inspection Service in the FLETA process,” stated Joseph M. Collins, Executive Director, FLETA Office of Accreditation. “The FLETA accreditation standards and procedures reflect the excellence, competence, and professionalism expected of agencies and training organizations that participate in the process. Through FLETA, training organizations, like USPIS compare their policies and procedures against the federal standards, as they enhance the quality of training to meet their critical, unique, and ever-changing missions.”

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, training organizations submit to an independent review of their program and/or academy to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, and Training Delivery. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, training organizations must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the program/academy.


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