Pub. date: 2004 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952415 | Print ISBN: 9780761926498 | Online ISBN: 9781412952415| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
National Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Stephen E. Ruegger
Since its inception in 1935, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy (FBINA) has provided advanced law enforcement training to police officers from around the world. The National Academy, wellknown throughout policing by the acronym FBINA, strives to improve professionalism, knowledge, and leadership training for law enforcement officers not only in the United States, but from foreign countries as well. The NA offers coursework to about 1,000 students annually through four training sessions each year on site at the FBI Training Facility in Quantico, Virginia. More than 36,000 officers, including 2,300 international officers representing 149 countries, are FBINA graduates. Although the FBINA includes physical and skills training such as firearms proficiency in its coursework, it is best known for its academic and administrative courses that provide leadership and specialized technique training on a wide range of topics and that are recognized for credit by a number of undergraduate and ...