Director Connie Patrick was selected as the fifth Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in July 2002. Previously, Patrick spent over six years in various FLETC Associate Director positions. She provides oversight for the training of the majority of federal officers and agents. The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 90 Federal agencies. The FLETC also provides services to state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement agencies. Prior to her appointment at the FLETC, Patrick completed a distinguished 20-year sworn law enforcement career in Florida, starting in 1976 as a deputy sheriff with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. She served in uniform patrol, vice and narcotics, homicide, and intelligence. In 1981, Patrick became a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), which investigates protracted multijurisdictional organized crime in the State of Florida. She was promoted to Special Agent Supervisor; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Regional Operations Bureau; Special Agent in Charge of the FDLE Intelligence and Investigative Support Bureau; Director of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute in Tallahassee; and retired as Director of the Division of Human Resources and Training.