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HSI Academy

HSI Academy

Newly hired HSI Special Agents are required to successfully complete a basic training program to comply with their conditions of employment.

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Academy, located on the grounds on the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, provides basic and advanced training to HSI special agents, task force officers and other law enforcement personnel.

The basic training program consists of two components:

  1. FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP)
  2. HSI Special Agent Training Program (HSISAT)

During CITP, trainees receive approximately 12 weeks of foundational training and methodology concepts, which combines engaging classroom lectures, practical exercises, firearms, fitness and physical techniques.

Upon graduation from CITP, HSI special agent trainees are required to undergo further agency specific training during the HSI Special Agent Training (HSISAT) program at the HSI Academy. The HSI Academy is located at FLETC and is responsible for training HSI special agents to conduct a wide array of criminal investigations.

HSISAT is a fully accredited agency basic training program, which is taught by highly dedicated HSI special agents who serve as subject matter experts in various HSI specific investigative programmatic areas. Whether the HSI special agent trainee is new to a career in law enforcement or a seasoned professional, our comprehensive training program is tailored to all levels of experience. The HSISAT program spans approximately 15 weeks and accommodates a class size of 24 trainees.

During HSISAT, all HSI special agent trainees receive instruction on the day-to-day responsibilities and expectations of HSI special agents in the field, to include:

  • case development and management
  • prosecutorial preparation
  • operational tradecraft

Training includes extensive instruction on customs, immigration and other statutory legal authorities, as well as approximately 16 programmatic areas including, but not limited to, transnational gangs, cybercrime, financial investigations, child exploitation, weapons trafficking, strategic technology proliferation, narcotics trafficking and human trafficking.

HSISAT also prepares new special agents for the physically demanding work they face in the field, with weekly physical conditioning sessions, tactical techniques and firearms training.

With a supportive team environment, the HSI Academy is committed to help special agent trainees reach their full potential, by refining their existing skills and cultivate new ones, preparing them for a rewarding career with HSI.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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