Broady attended classes with 249 law enforcement officers from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 28 countries, three military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.
“Attending the National Academy has been a professional goal of mine for many years,” Broady said. “I appreciate the support of Mayor Bob Delves, Town Council and the Police Department staff, especially Christine Sandoval, who took on the acting chief role while I was gone, completing this goal”.
Broady was enrolled in classes that covered interpersonal communications, leadership and ethics, labor law issues, investigative interviewing, stress management and fitness.
“I have learned new tools to be a better leader, and will lead the Mountain Village Police Department to be the best department our community expects,” Broady said.
To accomplish the physical portion of the training, Broady spent several months in pre-training to get into shape for a class that culminates with the infamous “Yellow Brick Road” Challenge: a 6.1-mile obstacle course on the Quantico Marine base.
“I have come to enjoy physical challenges,” Broady said. “And so I would like to thank everyone who assisted me with training, motivation and encouragement.”
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBI’s National Academy Program offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers who have proven professional records within their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience; they usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
FBI Director Robert Mueller was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony, and presented a diploma to each gradate.
Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents, and other staff members holding 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 due to the university’s accreditation program.
The FBI National Academy has graduated 45,031 officers since its establishment in July, 1935, of whom approximately 27,519 are still active in law- enforcement work.