Nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training reaches milestone amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington, DC— The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum proudly congratulates Federal Law Enforcement Trainining Centers (FLETC) on its 50th anniversary. Under the Department of Homeland Security and with oversight for career-long training for law enforcement professionals across more than 90 federal agencies, FLETC is the nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training.
In addition to providing firearms, tactical, driving, and legal training to law enforcement, FLETC’s reach expands beyond U.S. borders through international training and capacity-building activities. FLETC also provides training and tools to state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. Each year, more than 67,000 law enforcement officers attend in-residence training at FLETC’s facilities in New Mexico, South Carolina, Maryland, and Georgia. The COVID-19 pandemic forced FLETC to temporarily halt training at these facilities in March. Training resumed in June with enhanced health and safety protocols.
“It’s no secret that law enforcement has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto. “We whole-heartedly congratulate FLETC on its 50th anniversary and its ability to pivot during this pandemic to keep our officers safe so they in turn, can keep our nation safe.”
In speaking about the organization’s 50th Anniversary, FLETC Director Thomas J. Walters proclaimed, “FLETC is connected to the past, shaped by the present, and preparing for the future.”
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum applauds FLETC for its commitment to providing the nation’s law enforcement with the highest caliber of training and tools as it embarks on the next century in its commitment to excellence.
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About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 22,217 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit LawMemorial.org. Authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on the Law Enforcement Museum, visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org.