The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers recently launched an initiative that will provide training for tribal, campus, local, state and federal Law Enforcement Officers. This new training will take place online, in an attempt to reign in training costs nationwide. The network, called the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), replaces the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) online training (Online Campus) portal.
The new HSIN network will feature about 102 training modules, all computer-based, and cover Driver Training, Mapping, Health, Technology, Crime Scene Investigation, Officer Safety, Drugs, Investigative Techniques, Training, Firearms, Legal Issues, Terrorism and Maritime, amongst many others. The goal of the network is to take traditional and more expensive offline training and put it all online so that it’s more convenient for students and also less expensive to manage. Budgetary uncertainty in Washington, and particularly as it relates to funding for these types of programs, was one of the primary driving factors in finally getting this initiative off the ground, which has been in the works for quite some time.
Each module has a test at the end that the trainee must pass in order to continue on, and certificates that confirm completion will be issued by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. All modules are designed to offer critical training that is valuable to Law Enforcement officers at the federal, state, local and even campus level. What’s more, the training provided by these modules is in agreement with the training requirements of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
The creation of this online campus is a laudable initiative on the part of The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and will undoubtedly make training both cheaper and more convenient.