FBI Springfield
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September 22, 2022

FBI Springfield National Academy Graduates from Rock Island, Champaign, and Saint Clair Counties Recognized

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.

“The FBI National Academy not only provides exceptional training to aid our law enforcement partners in their own investigations, but it also creates an opportunity to build lifelong partnerships with other state and national law enforcement personnel,” said FBI Springfield Field Office Special Agent in Charge David Nanz. “These partnerships can prove extremely valuable when an investigation leads officers beyond the borders of the communities they serve. FBI Springfield is proud to make this world-class program available to our partners and we congratulate our recent graduates.”

Graduates of the 283rd FBI National Academy class in Quantico, Virginia, include officers from three partner agencies in the Illinois counties of Rock Island, Champaign, and Saint Clair.

  • Mark VanKlaveren–Chief of Police, Silvis Police Department
  • David Sherrick–Lieutenant, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office
  • Matthew Blomberg–Deputy Chief of Police, Swansea Police Department

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