Monday, April 04, 2011
Bryan Police Department Recognizes Officer
The Bryan Police Department would like to recognize Sgt. Walt Melnyk for recently graduating from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy hosted in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty seven officers from 49 states and other countries graduated last March.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agency to serve in administrative level positions.
Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.
A total of 44,537 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, approximately 27,025 are still active in law enforcement work.
Sgt. Melnyk has been with the police department for 11 years and has worked as a Patrol Officer, the Public Information Officer and was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in December of 2006. Sgt. Melnyk is currently assigned to the Directed Deployment Team (DDT) where he supervises 5 officers.
It is considered a privilege to be selected for the academy and quite an accomplishment to gradate the 10 week program. The training he received will help him to better serve the community and his fellow officers.
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