"Two hundred and twenty-two law enforcement officers graduated today (12/15/17) from the FBI National Academy program at Quantico, Virginia. The 270th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states, as well as members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 20 international countries, three military organizations, and four federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 11 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
Chief Lynch graduates from FBI National Academy
President Donald J. Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks at the graduation ceremony.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.
Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.
The graduating officers were represented by the class spokesperson, Craig Wiles, Drug Enforcement Administration, New Orleans, Louisiana. A total of 50,587 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935."From the Town of Franklin webpage
From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
Police Chief Thomas Lynch is hoping to use lessons learned from a Federal Bureau of Investigation training program to improve law enforcement in town.
Lynch graduated this month from an 11-week FBI National Academy session, held at the bureau’s training grounds in Quantico, Virginia. The program featured instruction on a variety of subjects, he said, taught by either FBI agents or non-agent professionals.
“The program focuses on topics like academics and physical fitness,” he said, adding that leadership was a major component as well. “There was a lot of networking; 49 states and around 20 countries were represented in the program.”
The academy, said Lynch, was founded in 1935 as a way to strengthen cooperation between the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. Those who participate in the academy are also eligible to earn credits from the University of Virginia.
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