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History of the FBI National Academy

The National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, unofficially known as the Wickersham Commission, was established by President Herbert Hoover on May 20, 1929. The Commission was charged with surveying the U.S. criminal justice system under Prohibition and making recommendations for public policy. One of the recommendations from the commission included standardization and professionalization of law enforcement departments across the U.S. through centralized training.

With the publication of the Commission’s report in 1931 and strong support from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the United States Congress authorized FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to establish a nationally formalized police executive training curriculum, thus the formation of the “FBI Police Training School” in 1935.

The objective was to establish a forum for state and local law enforcement leaders to enhance their individual abilities, to openly discuss issues impacting their communities, and to establish best practices to combat crime and address community needs.

Courses at that time included scientific aids in crime detection, preparation of reports, criminal investigation techniques, and administration and organization. The 12-week training course was originally conducted in Washington, D.C. by members of the FBI training staff and recognized outside experts. Hoover’s FBI Police Training School was renamed the FBI National Police Academy in 1937 and changed again in 1944 to the current name of the FBI National Academy.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

  • Expertise, Courage and Integrity
  • Hold the highest standards of professionalism and ethics
  • Uphold and defend the constitution and laws of our respective communities
  • Pledge to protect the safety of the people and communities we serve, and the world at large
  • Provide the latest, and highest level of professional training
  • Make available our expertise and experience to those who can benefit

Executive Board

Ron Taig, Captain (ret.)
Livonia Police Department

Al Cox, Public Safety Director
City of Plymouth Police Department

Dan Keller, Chief
White Lake Township Police Department

Tony DeGiusti, Chief (ret.)
Ypsilanti Police Department

Robert Young, Chief (ret.)
Williamston Police Department

Jeffrey Lewis, Chief (ret.)
Muskegon Police Department

Joshua Monte, Deputy Chief
Van Buren Township Public Safety Department

Alan Maciag, Chief
Northville Police Department

Greg Laurain, Public Safety Director (ret.)
Van Buren Township Public Safety Department

John Courie B.S., M.S., JD., Commander (ret.) 
Detroit Police Department


Chaplin Scott Pike, Chief (ret.)
Imlay City Police Department


Rick Huntzinger, Supervisory Special Agent 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division


Michigan Chapter Scholarship Nomination Forms
The 2024 applications for the FBINAA Michigan Chapter Scholarship are available.
Three scholarships will be funded every year and paid as follows:
Freshman year – $500
Sophomore year – $500
Junior year – $750
Senior year – $1000
For more information download the information below. This will get you to the link for an application.
Any questions should be directed to FBINAA Michigan Chapter Board member Alan Maciag
email or 248-449-9921.