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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center trains Federal law enforcement officers and agents for over 80 Federal agencies. The center also conducts numerous training programs for state, local, and international officials and organizations.


What This Rating Means


This rating describes a program that needs to set more ambitious goals, achieve better results, improve accountability or strengthen its management practices.
  • The program continues to address a specific need for training law enforcement personnel and has responded quickly to emerging training needs post-9/11 by quickly expanding the number of training classes needed to address rapid hiring goals that added thousands of new officers. However, partner organizations have little financial incentive to ensure that initial training projections are accurate.
  • In addition to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, several other Federal agencies maintain training facilities. The existence of duplicative training facilities is beyond the Center's control and was allowed by Congress, but more coordination across training programs is needed. Fortunately, new appropriations language has laregly halted the proliferation of new facilities.
  • While the program has made good progress in defining improved annual and long-term performance measures, there is a lack of sufficient baseline data to determine how ambitious the performance targets are.

Improvement Plan

About Improvement Plans

We are taking the following actions to improve the performance of the program:

  • Continuing to develop and utilize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board in order to increase the number of programs accredited and re-accredited.
  • Improving coordination with other Federal law enforcement training facilities and with partner organizations by holding them more accountable for cost, schedule, and performance results.
  • Considering a competitive sourcing study to ensure that all Federal Law Enforcement Training Center training, including the Border Patrol, is done in the most effective and cost-efficient manner.

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