FBI Academy

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The FBI Academy, located on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, is the training site for new Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was first opened for use in 1972 on 385 acres (1.6 km²) of woodland. It is a relatively small government academy, housing three dormitory buildings and associated facilities. Federal law enforcement officers from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration undergo training courses here. FBI agents currently have a 20-week long training course.

Facilities[edit]

The main training complex has three dormitory buildings, a dining hall, library, a classroom building, a Forensic Science Research and Training Center, a 1,000-seat auditorium, a chapel, administrative offices, a large gymnasium and outside track, along with a fully equipped garage. In addition to the main complex, there is a mock city known as Hogan's Alley, which consists of facades replicating a small town. The Hogan's Alley facades are primarily used for FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration New Agent Training, while behind the facades are fully functioning classrooms, audio-visual facilities, storage areas, and administrative and maintenance offices. Just beyond Hogan's Alley is a 1.1-mile pursuit driving/defensive driving training track. The extensive firearms training provided to all FBI/DEA and other law enforcement officers is conducted at the indoor firing range, the eight outdoor firing ranges, four skeet ranges, or the 200-yard rifle range. The FBI Academy is a secured facility and, as such, is not open to the public for tours.

Units[edit]

The units that reside here are the Field and Police Training Unit, Firearms Training Unit, Forensic Science Research and Training Center, Technology Services Unit (TSU), Investigative Training Unit, Law Enforcement Communication Unit, Leadership and Management Science Unit's (LSMU), Outreach and Communications Unit (OCU), Physical Training Unit, New Agents' Training Unit (NATU), Practical Applications Unit (PAU), and the Investigative Computer Training Unit (ICTU).[2] Most of these are training units for developing new field agents, but they are also used to help get other agents up to date on new techniques through in-service training.

Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)[edit]

The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a component of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) that uses behavioral sciences to assist in criminal investigations. The mission of the NCAVC and the BAUs is to provide behavioral based investigative and/or operational support by applying case experience, research, and training to complex and time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of violence.

Technology Services Unit (TSU)[edit]

The Technology Services Unit is a part of the FBI Training Division as well as being the host to a number of technological services which aid in the instruction of new agents. Such services include the following: Audio/Visual services, Engineering Technology Services, The FBI Training Network (FBITN), Graphic Services, Information Technology Services (ITS), Photography Services, and Video Services.

Data Intercept Technology Unit (DITU)[edit]

The Data Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), is part of the FBI's Operational Technology Division (OTD) and is responsible for intercepting telephone calls and e-mail messages of terrorists and foreign intelligence targets inside the US.

The Forensic Science Research and Training Center[edit]

The Forensic Science Research and Training Center is considered a world-class forensic laboratory, as well as a world-class center for forensic studies in the areas of biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, and physics.

The FBI National Academy[edit]

The FBI National Academy is an independent program for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. The program focuses on leadership and the administration of justice in state and local law enforcement. The National Academy conducts four ten week sessions each year for groups of American and international law enforcement executives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Quick Facts". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ "FBI Academy". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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