October 19, 2023

FBI Springfield Recognizes National Academy Graduates From Macon and Madison Counties

To help support partner relationships, the FBI offers National Academy training, a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—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. 
One hundred and ninety-nine law enforcement officers graduated recently from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The 287th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 46 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 21 countries, four military organizations, and three federal civilian organizations. 
Locally, graduates of the class include officers from two FBI Springfield partner agencies in the Illinois counties of Macon and Madison. 

  • Scott Rosenbery – Lieutenant, Decatur Police Department 
  • Brian Koberna – Detective Captain, Madison County Sheriff’s Office 

“The FBI’s National Academy is essential to fortifying our partnerships and forging new alliances,” said FBI Springfield Special Agent in Charge David Nanz. “Collaboration with our law enforcement partners is key to accomplishing anything we set out to do. And when we leverage resources and strengths of our partners, we can do more to protect the American people than we could ever accomplish on our own.” 
FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits all the National Academy courses offered.  
A total of 54,565 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since its inception in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.  
More information about the FBI’s National Academy can be found online.