Collierville Police Lieutenant David Townsend recently attended the FBI National Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia for a period of ten weeks from April 1-June 8. The 249th Session of the FBI National Academy consisted of men and women ...from 48 states. Also included in this class were members of law enforcement from the District of Columbia, 24 International countries, four military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations. Internationally recognized for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers who have proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, the officers attending the Academy have 19 years experience in law enforcement. Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other FBI staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized nationally in their fields of expertise.
“I am proud of David’s hard work and dedication to completing the course work at the FBI Academy,” said Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin. “This is an outstanding accomplishment and a significant benchmark in the career of a law enforcement officer. I look forward to David’s continued contributions to the success of our department.”