Police Captain graduates FBI National Academy

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Captain Joseph Cavaliere.

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Police Chief Kevin Faber has announced that Captain Joseph Cavaliere has graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 278th session in December of 2019.

The eleven-week session consisted of 258 law enforcement executives representing 49 states, 37 countries, 4 military organizations, and 6 federal civilian organizations, according to Captain Michael O’Dowd.

The National Academy is a professional course of study for law enforcement managers, drawing participants from every state and 150 partner nations.  The curriculum includes intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communications, forensic science, and health and fitness.  The course is designed to better prepare law enforcement leaders for the complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges of today, according to Chief Faber’s statement.

The National Academy 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. 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. 

The FBI National Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia, was founded in 1935 and has graduated more than 50,000 law enforcement leaders from over 170 countries. Applicants to the National Academy are nominated by their agency heads and undergo a detailed selection process. On average, less than 1% of applicants are accepted to attend. Academy costs, including tuition, board, and meals are paid for by the FBI. 

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