Capt. Eddie Henderson of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently was sworn in as President of the Executive Board of the Georgia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates Program for the 2010-11 term.
The FBI National Academy, which began in 1935, 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.
Col. Homer Bryson, WRD Chief of Law Enforcement, says, “It speaks very well of this agency to have an associate serve on the executive board of the FBI National Academy Program and a well-deserved honor for Capt. Henderson.”
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers that have proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, the officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents and other staff members holding advanced degrees (many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise) provide training for the program.
The Georgia Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates, which supports the efforts of the national academy, has a membership of approximately 800 active and retired law enforcement executives. Six DNR-WRD Law Enforcement associates have completed the National Academy Program.
Captain Henderson graduated from the FBI National Academy, 211th session in 2002 and was elected to the Georgia Chapter Executive Board in 2006. Captain Henderson’s work on the executive board was instrumental in DNR having received the 2009 Phyllis Goodwin Agency of the Year Award. Capt. Henderson has served the Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Section since 1982 and currently is in charge of state special projects and support services.
For more information about the FBI National Academy, visit www.fbi.gov/hq/td/academy/na/na.htm .
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