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FBI Graduate, BPD Chief Bays

FBI Graduate, BPD Chief Bays

Post Date:06/20/2017

The Bloomington Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Assistant Chief Kenneth Bays from the 268th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Two-hundred and twenty-eight law enforcement officers graduated from this intensive 10-week course on June 7th.

The 268th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states, 24 international countries, 7 federal agencies, and every branch of the military.

The objective is to bring law enforcement leaders from around the world together to promote standardization and professionalism in the field of law enforcement.

The program, held at the FBI National Academy offers advanced law enforcement leadership and specialized training. Officers also take undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the following areas: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understating terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership, communication, and health/fitness.

Officials who attend the academy must be nominated by the chief executive of their agency. Less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers are selected to attend the academy.

Chief Bays completed a fitness challenge called the "Yellow Brick Road" which is a grueling 6.1-mile obstacle course run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Chief Bays was awarded an actual yellow brick to memorialize this achievement.

BPD is very proud of Assistant Chief Kenneth Bays and his accomplishment!

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