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March 16, 2020

Four Regional Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate from 279th FBI National Academy Session

SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office announces the recent graduation of the following four law enforcement professionals representing agencies within the 34-county region the field office serves from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia:

  • Undersheriff Nicholas Morawcznski
    Yuba County Sheriff’s Department
  • Commander Joseph Wren
    Placerville Police Department
  • Captain Andy Williams
    California Highway Patrol
  • Lieutenant Jeffrey Kool
    Roseville Police Department

The four officers graduated from a class of 255 officers representing local, county, tribal, state, military, and international law enforcement agencies. Following the graduation ceremony held in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, March 13, 2020, all graduates returned to their local agencies to apply the knowledge and skills obtained during the 10-week course.

“The FBI National Academy prepares law enforcement professionals to lead their personnel well and to better serve the communities they are sworn to protect,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI Sacramento Field Office. “These FBI National Academy graduates represented their agencies and communities with pride and honor. We wish each of them well as they return to their agencies and look forward to working with each of them in the future.”

Four FBI National Academy sessions are held each year. Each FBI National Academy class accommodates approximately 220 law enforcement professionals representing local, county, tribal, state, military, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as more than 150 partner nations. The FBI National Academy program serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

During the 10-week, executive-level professional course of study, students reside and train at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia. They attend courses including intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. Following graduation, each officer has the opportunity to join the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a dynamic organization of more than 16,000 law enforcement professionals who continue developing higher levels of competency, cooperation, and integrity across the law enforcement community.

All FBI National Academy students representing law enforcement agencies in the United States receive free tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging, and travel to and from the training facility.

The National Academy was created as the “FBI Police Training School” in 1935 in response to the 1930 Wickersham Commission report recommending standardization and professionalization of law enforcement in the United States through centralized training. At the time, courses included scientific aids in crime detection, preparation of reports, and criminal investigation techniques as well as administration and organization. Courses pertaining to espionage and sabotage were offered as World War II began.

To learn more about the FBI National Academy, visit https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/national-academy.

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