FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
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June 18, 2018

Oregon City Police Captain Graduates From the FBI National Academy

Captain Shaun Davis, Oregon City Police Department, recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. In early June, Captain Davis and two other Oregon law enforcement officers completed a 10-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

There is a highly competitive process local law enforcement officers must go through to be selected for this honor. That process includes a nomination by a supervisor; interviews with the candidate and co-workers to determine leadership skills and abilities; a background check; a determination of physical fitness; and the support of former National Academy graduates within the candidate’s organization.

“The exceptional leaders selected for the National Academy have the opportunity to learn and share best practices with other elite law enforcement officers from across the county and the world,” said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Only a few are chosen to attend each year, and we are proud to sponsor Oregon City Police Department’s Captain Davis and our other Oregon partners this year.”

Captain Davis started his law enforcement career in 1998 when he graduated from the Reserve Academy for Oregon City Police Department and was hired as a full-time officer. During his career, he has held the position of FTO, Officer in Charge (OIC) defensive tactics instructor, building search instructor, OC instructor, Detective, K-9 Officer and Sergeant. The department promoted him to Captain in 2016. He currently is the patrol captain and oversees patrol, K-9, SWAT, Hostage Negotiation Team, the school resource officer, the traffic team, the college resource officer, the community service officer, the Honor Guard, the Tri-Met position and the homeless liaison officer.

Captain Davis also recently earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

“The National Academy is an incredible opportunity,” said Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band. “Captain Davis has had the opportunity to learn from the best instructors in our industry and to make connections with other law enforcement leaders from the United States and other countries. Captain Davis will bring what he has learned back to our community to ensure our department is consistent with the best policing practices available.”

During the 10 weeks of training, local executive-level law enforcement officers spend most of their time in the classroom. Captain Davis’ National Academy classes included: Leading At-Risk Employee’s, Fitness in Law Enforcement, Essentials for Law Enforcement Leaders, Contemporary Issues in Police and Media Relations, Legal Issues Impacting law Enforcement Operations and Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement Seminar. The program allows participants the opportunity to earn college credits through the University of Virginia for some of those studies. In addition to the classroom work, participants have physical training courses and activities.

Each year, the FBI sponsors four sessions of the National Academy. Each session includes about 220 local law enforcement officers from around the United States and around the world. While in the academy, the officers and deputies live in a dorm-like setting. The FBI does not charge U.S. students for tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging or travel to and from their home.