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Decatur Police Chief Graduates from FBI National Academy

The Decatur Police Department is proud to announce Chief Todd Pinion has graduated as a member of the 286th session of the FBI National Academy. The graduation took place at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on June 8, 2023. Nationally, less than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
The 286th session consisted of two hundred and thirty-eight law enforcement officers from 47 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 25 countries, five military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.
Chief Pinion joined the Decatur Police Department in November 2004. He has had the privilege of serving the City of Decatur in several capacities over the years including: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and the Office of Professional Standards. Chief Pinion took his official oath of office on May 31, 2022.
About the Decatur Police Department
The mission of the Decatur Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing an environment where people can live safely and without fear.
About the FBI National Academy
FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered. A total of 54,366 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.

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