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Wayne Anderson, FLETC

Wayne Anderson, Site Director
FLETC, Charleston, SC

As a Site Director for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Wayne Anderson works closely with several agencies and organizations – including the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Courts – to provide critical law enforcement training to the men and women protecting our homeland.

Prior to joining FLETC, Anderson served as a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service’s New York Field Office. Immediately after the attacks on September 11, 2001, he was part of a small group of agents who returned to Towers 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center in search of missing personnel. Anderson received the Secret Service Medal of Valor Award for his heroic actions that day.

In his current role, Anderson is responsible for the daily operations of the FLETC Charleston campus, where approximately 9,000 agents and officers are trained annually in protecting the nation from terrorist threats and criminal activity, securing and managing our borders, protecting our nation’s ports and waterways, and enforcing and administering our immigration laws.

FLETC is an interagency law enforcement training organization for 90 Federal agencies, providing standardized training to support a unified homeland security effort. FLETC also provides services to state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement agencies.

Since its inception in 1970, FLETC has trained nearly 940,000 law enforcement officers and agents in skills including fingerprinting, tracking financial transactions, counterterrorism tactics, securing a building and searching a crime scene.

Last Published Date: July 11, 2012
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