Red Oak Police officers participants
During the week of June 1 – June 5, 2009, Chief Craig Rudolph and Lieutenant Boyd Brock of the Red Oak Police Department and approximately 100 city, county, state and federal law enforcement command staff personnel from the entire state of Texas [and one guest from Alaska] came together at the Southern Methodist University campus to attend a one week FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) of Texas Command College.
The FBINAA is comprised of graduates of the FBI National Academy which is located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI NA trains local, state and International law enforcement officers in a 10 week program which includes topics such as Media Relations, Terrorism Issues, Communications, Behavioral Sciences and other topics relevant to today's law enforcement officers. The Texas FBINAA hosts a Command College each year to provide training to officers who may not be able to attend a 10 week program but could benefit greatly from an intense week of training from nationally renowned instructors. The students were instructed in a variety of topics to include: Leadership, Professionalism, Cyber Crime Trends, Terrorism, Media/Crisis Communications, Employee Retention, Equal Employment Opportunity Issues & Bombing Matters.
Students graduated from the program on Friday, June 5, 2009 and received their certificate of completion from Robert Casey, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Dallas FBI Regional Offices which is comprised of 130 counties in Northern and Eastern Texas.
SAC Casey commented: “The participants in this course of instruction will be able to take real, current, and useable information and skills back to their communities, making them safer and more effective. The FBI is very pleased to be a partner in this vital mission of serving and protecting the citizens of our great Nation.”
The training hosts were the FBI National Academy Associates of Texas, Southern Methodist University and Police Department, The Dallas FBI Office, and the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.