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Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers: Preparing America's Law Enforcement to Protect the Homeland, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 16, 2019   [open pdf - 400KB]

This is the May 16, 2019 hearing on "Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers: Preparing America's Law Enforcement to Protect the Homeland" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Xochitl Torres Small: "In conjunction with Police Week, today, we have the opportunity to hear about the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, or FLETC, the component responsible for training more than 70,000 law enforcement officers and agents annually. [...] For example, while FLETC's largest facility in Glynco, Georgia, has an annual capacity to house more than 20,000 students, it still houses thousands at off-site hotels. Some of those trainees have been housed at hotels up to 74 miles away from the center. [...] Additionally, FLETC depends heavily on the partner organizations that use its training facilities. For example, its partners are required to provide or pay for some of the instructors that run FLETC's training programs. Some of those partners rely on shortterm temporary duty rotations that come at a far greater expense than multi-year rotations that also provide more consistent instruction for trainees. Despite these challenges, I am encouraged to learn that FLETC has recently developed a strategic plan laying out a vision for the component's future. I look forward to hearing about how FLETC intends to implement its strategic plan to work more closely with its partners to ensure that its training courses meet the needs of the Department of Homeland Security and all other partner organizations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas J. Walters, John V. Kelly, and Greg Davis.

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Serial No. 116-20
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2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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