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November 8, 2022

David Barnes

TIGTA Recognizes the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board’s 20th Anniversary

WASHINGTON – J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), recognizes the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all Federal law enforcement training and support programs. The organization was created in October 2002. To achieve accreditation, training organizations submit to an independent review of their program and/or academy to ensure compliance with 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. TIGTA’s Office of Investigations Training Academy is FLETA accredited and based at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.

“I am pleased to recognize the FLETA Board as the organization celebrates its 20th anniversary,” said Inspector General George. “TIGTA's long-standing partnership with FLETA has propelled our academy and training programs to offer some of the highest levels of assurance, so that our special agents are prepared to protect the integrity of the Nation's tax system.”

A representative from TIGTA has served on the FLETA Board since 2013. Edward Currie, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, is based in Washington, D.C., and currently sits on the FLETA Board.

“The FLETA Board and Office of Accreditation are grateful for the participation and support of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 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 the TIGTA, 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.”