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On March 28, 221 law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA. Evanston Deputy Chief of Police, Joseph L. Wazny, a 23-year veteran of the department from the field operations division, participated in the 256th Session of the National Academy. This session consisted of men and women from 47 states and included members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 23 countries, five military organizations and two federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers with proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Graduates were presented their certificates fby FBI Director James Comey. 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.
Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia.
Of the 47,254 who have graduated of the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935, Evanston’s Police Department graduates include Chief of Police Richard Eddington, Deputy Chief of Police Jeffrey Jamraz, Commander Jay Parrott, Commander Dan Russell and now recent graduate Deputy Chief Joseph Wazny.
The Evanston Police Department will continue its advanced training in partnership with the FBI National Academy Program to further expose its management staff to the best possible training.