For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
GLYNCO, Ga.— Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Glynco, Ga. to visit the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and present Senator Saxby Chambliss with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Distinguished Public Service Medal—the Department’s highest civilian honor—in recognition of his work to strengthen our homeland and his efforts to ensure the safety and security of the American people.
Secretary Johnson, joined by FLETC Director Connie Patrick, thanked the Senator for his years of service in the U.S. Senate and his steadfast support of FLETC’s important mission in training law enforcement agents and officers from federal, state, local, tribal and territorial agencies to keep Americans and their communities safe and secure.
At FLETC, Secretary Johnson, Director Patrick and Senator Chambliss observed operations at various FLETC training facilities and met with FLETC leadership and DHS students. Secretary Johnson also met with students at the FLETC Forensics Sciences Laboratory who were learning about document authentication, and participated in a mock U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry training, where students are taught to prepare for assignments at land, sea, and air ports. Secretary Johnson then visited the Intermodal Training Facility, which provides law enforcement professionals throughout the world the latest tools and skills to guard against terrorism and other threats, secure national borders, protect the traveling public and build more ready and resilient communities.
FLETC serves over 90 federal agencies—including the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Protective Service, the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard and five other DHS agencies—as well as many state, local, tribal, territorial, and international partners. Since 1970, FLETC has trained over one million students, who participate in consolidated training programs to better protect communities across our nation and internationally.
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