Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Deputy Director Keith Sanders recently graduated from the FBI’s National Academy program at Quantico, Virginia.
Attendance to the Academy is by invitation only. Each candidate must be nominated by their agency executive and each candidate undergoes an FBI background investigation and interview process.
Less than one percent of all law enforcement officers will be approved to attend the the Academy, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety said in a press release.
Sanders attended FBI National Academy session #255 from April 6 to June 13.
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. (FBI)
Each candidate attends a rigorous 10 week academic course involving a variety of topics such as law, behavioral science, forensics, terrorism, leadership, communications and health.
Students participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training. They share ideas, techniques and learn a “best practices” approach to problem solving. Besides academics, students also take part in physical activities and participate in a cumulating course 6.1 mile obstacle run.