Courtesy of FLETC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick hosted Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) headquarters Aug. 11, where he toured the facility and observed Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) students in basic and advanced training programs.


FLETC Director Connie Patrick welcomes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

Accompanied by NCIS Director Andrew Traver, Secretary Mabus met with students in Special Agent Basic Training Program, the follow-on to their entry-level training from FLETC’s 11-week Criminal Investigator Training Program.

FLETC Director Connie Patrick noted, “We were honored to have Secretary Mabus spend several hours meeting with students and touring Danis City, our new 25-acre practical exercise complex which provides reality-based training environments, and the Forensic Science Training Complex.

Secretary Mabus commented, “It’s wonderful to see the passion and pride of the FLETC staff in all that they do. From the classroom content to the desire to provide the most realistic training environment, our students are, no doubt, getting the most comprehensive and training possible.”


Investigative Operations Division Chief John Pecko and Branch Chief Lauren Ware briefed Navy Secretary Mabus in one of the Forensics Labs in the Forensics Science Training Complex.

The FLETC trains the majority of federal officers and agents in the United States. In addition to providing training for over 90 federal partner organizations, FLETC also provides training to state, local, tribal and international police in selected advanced programs; graduates approximately 63,000 students annually and is the largest law enforcement training organization in the country.

Headquartered on a 1600-acre campus at Glynco, near Brunswick, Georgia, the FLETC operates facilities in Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Cheltenham, Maryland. The FLETC also has oversight responsibility on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security for the International Law Enforcement Academies at Gaborone, Botswana; and Bangkok, Thailand.

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