Superintendent Brian Osborne recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Program in Virginia, receiving a certificate in Criminal Justice Education.
The 31-year veteran was one of 243 law enforcement officers from around the world who graduated from the Quantico, Virginia facility. Supt. Osborne was selected as one of eight officers from Canada who attend the program annually.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program provides police leaders with 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training.
He says the experience was beneficial on many levels, not the least of which is the personal contacts he made with leading police officials from 24 countries such as the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Taiwan and Kenya.
"This experience allowed me to have a better appreciation for our profession," said Supt. Osborne, "Not only for the networking opportunities, but also to realize the fundamental issues police organizations face are the same, no matter where you live."
He enjoyed learning about other policing cultures, discussing issues involving the police and social media and focusing on both physical and mental wellness.
Supt. Osborne oversees our Regional Support Branch which includes:
• Court Services including the Regional Cell Block.
• Property and Provincial Firearms.
• Case Management and General Occurrence Audit.
• Records Branch.
• Information Technology.
• Nuclear Security Division.
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