LaPorte County Sheriff’s Capt. Derek Allen graduates from FBI National Academy

FBI Director Christopher Wray congratulates Allen.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker presents Allen with his graduation certificate.

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Capt. Derek Allen

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Capt. Derek Allen graduated from the FBI National Academy on Friday, December 14, 2018. The 274th Session of the National Academy graduation was held on the grounds of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. The session consisted of police officers from all 50 states and 23 international countries and five military organizations.  

The academy is known internationally for its academic excellence, consisting of 11 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training. Allen had been nominated by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office to attend and was selected as only one of four officers from Indiana to attend this session. He was selected to attend by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI due to his proven record of leadership and professionalism within the department and state. On average, officers selected to attend the national academy have 21 years of experience.

Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents and other staff members who hold advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. National Academy students are able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to accreditation by the university of the many courses offered. Allen’s individualized course of study included: Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement, Fitness in Law Enforcement, Leading At Risk Employees, Critical Incident Leadership, Managing the Law Enforcement Image, and Essentials for Law Enforcement Executives.

The entire cost of the Academy, including tuition, room and board and travel, was covered by the FBI.

FBI Director Christopher Wray was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker also addressed the graduating officers.

LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd states: “We are very pleased that Captain Allen was selected to attend the FBI National Academy as it is the most prestigious advanced law enforcement leadership training in the world. The education that Captain Allen received while attending the National Academy is now being brought back to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and will better prepare us to meet today’s law enforcement challenges. Professional development of our law enforcement leaders is an essential component in protecting our community, and thanks to our close partnership with the FBI this educational experience was made available to our agency.”

2 Responses to “LaPorte County Sheriff’s Capt. Derek Allen graduates from FBI National Academy”

  1. Jim Schweizer

    Jan 02. 2019

    Congratulations Derek!

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  2. Karl Jackson

    Jan 16. 2019

    Thanks for your dedication to law enforcement. Well done.

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