FBI National Academy

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that 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.

Its mission is “to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world.”

Participation is by invitation only, though a nomination process of those leaders and managers of state and local police, sheriffs’ departments, military police organizations, and federal law enforcement agencies. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 international partner nations.

For 10 classroom-hour weeks, four times a year, classes of some 250 officers take undergraduate and/or graduate college courses at the Quantico, Virginia, campus in the following areas: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/ terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health/fitness. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, and they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that span state and national lines.

See list below of those New Milford Police Department attendees of the FBI National Academy:
  • Chief James Mancusi: Session 66 - 1960
  • Chief Theodore Adams: Session 97 - 1974
  • Lieutenant Walter Marcy: Session 105 - 1976
  • Chief James Sweeney: Session 113 - 1978
  • Chief Colin McCormack: Session 161 - 1990
  • Captain Michael Mrazik: Session 195 - 1998
  • Chief Shawn Boyne: Session 241 - 2010
  • Deputy Chief Mark Buckley: Session 247 - 2011
Reference: FBI National Academy