According to a March 16, 2018 U.S Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation press release, the 271st session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.
The National Academy Program offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers with proven records of professionalism within their agencies.
FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray was the principle speaker at the ceremony.
A total of 50,808 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.
According to Mayor Barlow; “As Mayor and on behalf of the entire Oswego community I would like to congratulate Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire on successfully completing the FBI National Academy Program. Under Chief DeCaire’s leadership the Oswego Police Department exemplifies the very best of the entire law enforcement community and I am proud to have him as a part of this City administration. He has brought great credit upon himself, the Oswego Police Department and the Oswego community and we are fortunate to have a Police Chief as dedicated and devoted to serving his community as we have in Chief DeCaire.”
Chief DeCaire stated; “I would like to thank Mayor Barlow for his support in securing my attendance at this excellent command level training program as well as to express my sincere appreciation to the Command Staff of the Oswego Police Department who professionally executed the daily operations of the department in my absence. Now, with the completion of the FBI’s National Academy, we will be able to better prepare our department’s leaders and managers for the law enforcement challenges that may lie ahead.”