Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Officers in Maryland Vote to Join LEOSU-DC
September 15, 2017, Cheltenham, MD - The Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU-DC is happy to announce that the armed and unarmed dispatchers, commercial vehicle inspectors and security officers working for Chenega Infinity, LLC and assigned to protect the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Cheltenham, MD have voted to join the LEOSU-DC and the Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association LEOS-PBA.
For many years, Federal law enforcement organizations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area found it difficult to maintain perishable shooting and vehicle operations skills due to a severe shortage of adequate training facilities. In 2000, Congress enacted Public Law 106-346 directing the FLETC “to establish and operate a metropolitan area law enforcement training center for the Department of the Treasury, other Federal agencies, the United States Capitol Police, and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department,” as well as “training for other State and local law enforcement agencies on a space-available basis.” Over the years the training provided at the FLETC Office of Cheltenham Operations (OCH) has expanded to include a variety of advanced and agency specific training classes to those same customers. The principal mission of the center is to deliver firearms and vehicle operations requalifications and other continuing professional training.
Since 1970, the FLETC has served as the Federal Government's leader in, and provider of, world-class law enforcement training. The OCH continues the FLETC tradition of excellence by providing experienced law enforcement officers relevant, value-added, world-class training with top-rated instructors, course materials, and facilities. The 225-acre Cheltenham, Maryland facility is located 15 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., and offers approximately 20,000 law enforcement officers, from over 76 agencies in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, the opportunity to maintain their firearms and vehicle operations skills, as well as, broaden and formalize their knowledge and skills associated with contemporary law enforcement responsibilities
We wish to welcome these Chenega Infinity officers to the LEOSU-DC, LEOS-PBA family.