Sheriff David A. Weaver is proud to announce Law Enforcement Bureau Chief; Timothy Moore graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia, on March 18, 2011. Sheriff Weaver said the additional education that Chief Moore received at the FBI NA will enable him to be more productive in is management of the law enforcement resources of the DCSO giving the citizens of Douglas County more effective and efficient services.
Two hundred fifty-seven law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 244th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 20 international countries, four military organizations and four federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
FBI Director Robert Mueller, was the principal speaker at the ceremony.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.
Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of many courses offered.
The graduating officers were represented by the class spokesperson, Thomas H. Hyers, Lieutenant, with the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A total of 44,537 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, approximately 27,025 are still in active law enforcement work.