(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) introduced H.R. 3842 today to reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Brunswick, Georgia.
“FLETC is the preeminent facility for law enforcement training in the United States,” Carter said. “Since its creation in the 1970’s, FLETC has provided high-quality, cost-effective, standardized training for federal law enforcement training officers from multiple agencies. While they have done their part in providing topnotch training, Congress has failed to provide FLETC with a reauthorization and an opportunity to codify important authorities within the Office of the Director into law to ensure they can continue to provide the highest quality and most cost effective training possible. I am proud to introduce this legislation today to reauthorize FLETC to ensure they are able to continue their critical and impressive work.”
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), located in Brunswick, Georgia, provides security training for the Department of Homeland Security and 91 federal partner organizations, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. Last year, FLETC trained 58,666 students and is projected to train more than 70,000 students this year.
FLETC is responsible for an economic impact in the surrounding five counties of more than $313 million. Statewide, that number jumps to more than $975 million. At any given time, FLETC provides training to 3,000 students and employs more than 3,000 Georgians.
Since the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center was created in the 1970’s, Congress has never reauthorized the center.
Carter represents Brunswick, Georgia, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in the United States House of Representatives.