Inspector Dave Kimmerly of the Durham Regional Police Service has graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Program in Virginia.
The 25-year veteran was one of 241 law enforcement officers from around the world who graduated from the Quantico, Virginia facility last week.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program provides police leaders with 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training.
Inspector Kimmerly is in charge of the DRPS Employee Services branch, which includes Human Resources and the Police Learning Centre.
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 some 25 countries.
"This kind of training has always been important," he says, "Not only for the networking, but also to learn about best practices from leading international experts on how to run a modern, progressive police service."
Insp. Kimmerly enjoyed in-depth courses on forensic identification, organizational communications, managing change, gangs and human behaviour in organizations.
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