Taylor Mill Police Sergeant Graduates from Prestigious National Academy

Taylor Mill Police Sergeant Karen Spanyer was among the 213 officers to graduate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Program at Quanitco, Virginia. 

Spanyer is the fifth officer from Taylor Mill, and the city's first female, in the department's history to attend the program. 

The National Academy Program is ten weeks of training in advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers with proven records as professionals. On average, the officers that participate have 19 years of experience and typically return to their departments or agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.

Training in the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, and many are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Since 1972, students in the program have also been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia.

-Staff report

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