U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) visited the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, on Tuesday.
FLETC provides training for tens of thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officers each year in approximately 100 courses.
“The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is an invaluable resource for our law enforcement officers who are on the front lines every day, working to keep us safe,” Carper said. “This centralized training center provides federal, state, and local law enforcement professionals from across the country with skills and knowledge they can deploy at home to help make our communities safer. As I saw during my visit, the training officers receive at FLETC also reinforces many of the important values – community-mindedness, a steadfast work ethic, and a commitment to serving others – that make our country strong and so resilient. The attacks like those we saw this past weekend continue to make it clear that we must prioritize providing our law enforcement officers with effective training so they are always prepared, especially when the unexpected arises.”
Carper visited the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) academy, located on the grounds of FLETC, to view training facilities for airport screening and related security practices. Carper also observed training from the Counterterrorism Training Division at FLETC’s intermodal training facility.