This Fiscal Year 2003 Annual Report provides an overview of the activities and programs which occurred at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) during the course of the year. More specifically, FLETC Director Connie L. Patrick states the following, "the emergence of the FLETC as a leader in our nation's efforts to combat terrorism and meet other pressing law enforcement challenges at home and abroad fulfills the vision of the Administration and Congress - a vision fully shared by my leadership team and the FLETC's 76 Partner Organizations. This report chronicles many of the developments of the past year which testify to this fact. On March 1, 2003, the FLETC officially transferred to the Department of Homeland Security, along with 21 other agencies possessing specialized assets and skills needed to support a national strategy to guard against terrorism. The move reflected the centrality of the FLETC's mission in support of that strategy. Working closely with our partners, the FLETC applied its unique skills to develop and implement several training programs specifically geared to meet the needs of law enforcement in the post-9/11 environment. Examples include a dedicated basic program for the newly created Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and advanced programs in intelligence analysis and terrorist financing."
United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: http://www.fletc.gov/