March 31, 2022

FBI Springfield National Academy Graduates from McLean, Rock Island, and Madison Counties Recognized

The FBI enjoys partnerships with nearly every local, state, and federal law enforcement agency. In some cases, these partnerships directly support FBI investigations and operations. In other cases, they enable mutually beneficial information sharing that helps all of law enforcement to better understand emerging threats and foster crime prevention initiatives.

“We hold our law enforcement partnerships in high regard. We rely on each other for information, experience, and best practices that bring new ideas and new ways of looking at old problems. Information sharing helps strengthen our partnerships and ensures we are on the same page when it comes to understanding the changing threat landscape,” said FBI Springfield Field Office Special Agent in Charge David Nanz. “Local, state, and federal officers are embedded in the FBI’s task force program to tackle violations like crimes against children, violent gangs, terrorism, and drug trafficking. The success of these partnerships is undeniable.”

To help support partner relationships, the FBI offers National Academy training, a professional course of study for the 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.

FBI Springfield congratulates the achievements of three partner-agency law enforcement officers in the Illinois counties of McLean, Rock Island, and Madison who recently graduated from the 281st FBI National Academy class in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Lieutenant Tim Edmiaston–Criminal Investigations Division, Normal Police Department
  • Captain Ron Erickson–Operations Commander, Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Captain David Vuvich–Chief of Investigations, Madison County Sheriff’s Office

More information about the FBI’s National Academy can be found online.