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Accreditation given to AFOSI Sex Crimes Investigator Training Program

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The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board granted initial accreditation status to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' Sex Crimes Investigator Training Program (SCITP) at a November 18-21, 2014, meeting in Glynco, Georgia.

SCITP is an eight-day, advanced course held at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco. The SCITP was designed to meet the needs of AFOSI agents conducting, supervising and reviewing sexual-assault investigations. The course covers a variety of topics to include investigative planning and management, crime-scene processing, cognitive biases in sexual-assault cases, and psychology of victims and sexual offenders. Students are also trained in cognitive interviewing during the course and upon successful completion of the course are certified to conduct such interviews.

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and program to ensure compliance with the FLETA standards and procedures in the areas of: program administration, training staff, training development, and training delivery, with an additional 20 standards for academies. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy and its program.

(Courtesy of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs)