is always a crime scene in Hogan's Alley, a simulated
town used for operations training.
the FBI, learning is a lifelong process for both Special
Agents and support personnel. New Agents' Training
incorporates counterterrorism, counterintelligence,
and cyber investigation matters into basic investigative
courses so Agents are better able to recognize and
address these intertwined threats. For example, training
in financial crimes shows Agents how certain acts should
be closely reviewed for possible money laundering activities
by terrorist groups.
FBI support personnel enjoy a variety of
training opportunities throughout their
careers, including in-service training
on counterterrorism, counterintelligence,
cybecrime, and other matters; language training; distance learning via
satellite; and courses offered through the FBI's "Virtual Academy."
playing at the FBI Academy.
of Analytical Studies
The FBI's College of Analytical Studies provides
training for intelligence analysts using state-of-the-art
computer tools. A variety of courses
are offered to FBI personnel, members of Joint Terrorism Task Forces
around the country, and Department of Justice analysts.
Since 1935, the FBI has offered the National Academy program to experienced
law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of their
11-week multidisciplinary program emphasizes leadership
development. The University of Virginia accredits its
academic courses. Courses offered include management
science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication,
and forensic science. More than 36,000 police managers
have graduated from the FBI National Academy.
A Special Agent at each FBI field office coordinates
training programs for state and local law enforcement
and public safety employees within
that office's territory. Course topics include hostage negotiation, computer
crime, death investigations, violent crimes, criminal psychology, and
forensics. In FY 2002, the field police training programs trained 48,021
law enforcement and public safety employees.
Leadership and Management Science Programs
The FBI conducts three five-day National Executive Institute
seminars for heads of large law enforcement agencies each year.
Since the program
began in 1976, more than 800 top police managers have completed the seminar.
In FY 2000, 59 police managers from mid-sized law enforcement agencies
completed the FBI's two-week Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar
(LEEDS). The FBI also offers 18 Regional Mini-LEEDS/Command Colleges
each year for the heads of small law enforcement agencies.
International Training and Assistance
In FY 2002, the FBI provided training to more than 8,050 police officers
and executives representing
118 countries through courses offered at FBI facilities and at on-site
in-country seminars. Courses were offered in Major Case Management and
Terrorist Crime Scenes Investigation, among others. The FBI also administers
an International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and supports
a second Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. The curriculums of both International
Academies are based on the FBI National Academy model.
||Students take firearms training at Quantico.
cars' are used to teach students how to handle
a skidding vehicle. Extra wheels lift the car
off the ground, causing main tires to lose traction
with the road surface.
Agent-in-training practices hand-to-hand combat