The VA Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) is VA’s premier police training institute. As a leading 21st-century Federal law enforcement training institution, LETC conducts exemplary programs that are both mission-driven, Veteran and customer-centric. LETC’s Accredited Training program incorporates:

  • Ethically sound, evidence-based, and proven law enforcement principles that meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization.
  • Invests in our human capital and provides training and resources necessary to promote professional, personal, and organizational growth.
  • Demonstrates our commitment to excellence through training programs that meet best practice standards established by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board.



To provide high-quality law enforcement training for those who protect Veterans, staff, visitors, and infrastructure on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ properties, as well as that of other government agencies with limited jurisdictions.


Develops VA law enforcement training program requirements, associated policies, and standard operating procedures. Provides technical advice, guidance and leadership to VA facility managers and Police Service Chiefs concerning training program requirements and policies. Provides training that ensures students possess knowledge, skills, and ability to apply Federal statutes, case law, agency regulations and procedures, focusing on high liability areas such as arrest, search and seizure and their related Constitutional safeguards.

Business Functions

  1. Train Federal law enforcement officers, which includes VA Police and Department of the Air Force police personnel.
  2. Train non-law enforcement VA personnel in areas of De-Escalation, Physical Security, Administrative Investigations, Leadership, etc.