FBI National Academy


September 28, 2012

FBI National Academy

The FBI and its law enforcement partners across the globe mark a milestone in policing education—the FBI National Academy graduates its 250th class.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI and its law enforcement partners across the globe mark a milestone in policing education—the FBI National Academy graduates its 250th class.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. Greg Cappetta is the unit chief of the National Academy Unit…

Greg Cappetta: The FBI National Academy is the premiere law enforcement training academy in the world.

Halpern: The National Academy is a 10-week training program held four times a year for law enforcement leaders from the U.S. and beyond. FBI special agents and others who are experts in their fields teach courses such as behavioral science, law, and understanding terrorism and those who perpetrate it. The program also offers classroom and field physical training.

More than 46,000 people have earned college and graduate-level credit through the program. Michael Connolly from the San Francisco Police Department is one of them.

Connolly: To be selected to attend that academy and to graduate and walk across that stage is career pinnacle for not only myself but for my classmates.

Halpern: For more information visit www.fbi.gov.

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