Captain with Sheriff's Office to Attend FBI National Academy
Aug 03,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Captain Tim Edwards has been accepted into the FBI National Academy 227th Session from October 1 -- December 15, 2006 in Quantico, Virginia.

Participation is by invitation only, though a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 foreign nations.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that 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. Its mission is "to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world."

Following graduation, each officer has the opportunity to join the FBI National Academy Associates, a dynamic organization of more than 15,000 law enforcement professionals who actively work to continue developing higher levels of competency, cooperation, and integrity across the law enforcement community.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is privileged to have on staff 3 past graduates from the FBI National Academy:  Sheriff Les Stiles, 128th Session (1982), Undersheriff Larry Blanton, 212th Session (2003) and Captain Marc Mills, 223rd Session (2005).