Andover Police Lieutenant Graduates FBI Academy
The following release was provided by the Andover Police Department
ANDOVER – Chief Patrick Keefe is pleased to announce that Lt. Edward Guy from the Andover Police Department successfully completed and graduated from the 263rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. last week.
Lt. Guy was recognized for his achievement at the formal ceremony in Quantico on Friday, March 18. Prior to the National Academy, Lt. Guy also graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University at the end of 2015.
“This is a great honor for a member of our force to complete two prestigious programs in such a short amount of time,” Chief Keefe said.
Lt. Guy currently serves as the Support Services Lieutenant at the Andover Police Department. He has been a member of the department since 2004 and previously started his law enforcement career as a patrolman for the Methuen Police Department in July 1995.
The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. It 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. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process. Attendees are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories and from over 150 international partner nations.
As a graduate, Lt. Guy will join the less than one tenth of one percent of law enforcement officers in the world to attend this esteemed program. Competition for slots is very demanding. 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.
Lt. Guy, like all graduates, made a huge personal sacrifice when he committed to attending the academy. Attendees are separated from their families for 10 weeks, leaving loved ones at home to manage the day to day operations. Prior to his time in Quantico, Lt. Guy completed online courses at Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
“The commitment that Lt. Guy, along with his fellow officers, made in completing such exclusive, extensive programs speaks volumes,” Chief Keefe said. “It shows dedication not only to the law, but also to their fellow officers.”
The School of Police Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983. Over 18,000 students – both nationally and internationally – have graduated from the 22-week program. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training and Executive Development.
“Our department can expect numerous benefits from Lt. Guy’s graduation from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern,” Chief Keefe said. “Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their agencies.”
About the FBI National Academy
The FBI National Academy was created in July 29, 1935, with 23 students in attendance, in response to a 1930 study by the Wickersham Commission that recommended the standardization and professionalization of the law enforcement departments across the U.S. through centralized training. With strong support from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and with the authority of Congress and the Department of Justice, the “FBI Police Training School” was born. Courses at that time included scientific aids in crime detection, preparation of reports, criminal investigation techniques, and administration and organization. With the advent of World War II, courses were added in espionage and sabotage.