Police Commander Graduates From F.B.I. National Academy
COMMANDER ROBERT SMITH OF THE MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE DEPARTMENT GRADUATES FROM THE F.B.I. NATIONAL ACADEMY
The Mount Prospect Police Department is pleased to announce that Commander Robert Smith graduated on Friday, June, 10, 2016 from the F.B.I. National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 264th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from forty-seven states and twenty-one international countries. Included in the class were members of law enforcement agencies from four military organizations, the District of Columbia and eight federal civilian organizations. F.B.I. Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the F.B.I. Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. Members of the 264th Session averaged 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. Fewer than 1% of all United States law enforcement officers are accepted to the F.B.I. National Academy.
Training for the academy is provided by the F.B.I. Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other Washington D.C. area University staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.
Commander Smith currently serves as the dayshift and midnight shift Commander in the Patrol Section and is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Mount Prospect Police Department. The Mount Prospect Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Commander Smith’s completion of this prestigious program.