FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. is a non-profit international organization of senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.
From its inception in 1935, the FBI National Academy has long been a vital element in the continuing improvement of law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation throughout the world. The National Academy and the FBI’s 'Field Police Training Program' provide a wide range of leadership and specialized training, as well as an opportunity for professional law enforcement officials to share ideas, techniques, and experiences.
In 1985, the FBI National Academy celebrated its first 50 years. Upon reflection, the institution saw the development of quarterly classes consisting of 10 weeks of training for upper and mid level law enforcement. The curriculum focuses on leadership and management training and consists of courses relating to Leadership and Management Science, Behavioral Science, Law, Communication, Forensic Science and Health/Fitness.
Over 36,000 students have graduated from the FBI National Academy, of which 7% of the students are international, U.S. territories and possessions.
Following graduation, each individual has the opportunity to join the FBI National Academy Associates, a dynamic organization of more than 17,000 law enforcement professionals who have played a significant role in developing a higher level of competency, cooperation, and integrity within the law enforcement community.
As the mission continues, it was best said by former FBI Director Judge William H. Webster.
'Set the standard for integrity, competence, dedication and professionalism. and enforce the law in a constitutional manner.'
The FBI National Academy Associates is recognized globally; among government leaders, law enforcement agencies and our communities, as the premier provider of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information. We are the chosen resource on law enforcement issues and the standard by which all other law enforcement agencies measure their performance. Our hallmarks are our leadership, teamwork and the courage of our members, and our ability to anticipate and effectively respond to global and community law enforcement needs, ensuring the safety of the citizens we serve.