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Jeffersonville Police Department Lieutenant Colonel Michael ‘Scott’ McVoy has been selected to attend the 281st session of the FBI National Academy 11-week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers at the FBI campus in Quantico, Virginia during the period January 9th through March 17, 2022.

Participants are nominated by their agency heads, as well as the local FBI field office, because of their demonstrated leadership qualities and is by invitation only. During the 10 weeks, coursework is provided in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science, community partnerships – all of which 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.

Each Academy session has approximately 250 officers and includes between 27 and 30 international students. Thousands of international leaders from more than 160 countries have graduated from the Academy. Less than 1% of United States Law Enforcement Officers have the opportunity to attend the training offered by the FBI. While at the FBI National Academy Mcvoy will serve as a mentor for an international student from the country of Andorra. 

Classes are offered in the areas of law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership, communication, and health/fitness administered jointly by the FBI and University of Virginia. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, where they share ideas, techniques and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that transcend state and national borders.

Before being accepted, Lt. Colonel McVoy had to pass numerous written, medical, and physical fitness tests.

He said that he is “thankful the Chief of Police recognized the value in allowing McVoy to expand his leadership training and saw that this training will provide long-term resources and benefits for the agency and the community of Jeffersonville.”

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