Montgomery Police Officer selected for FBI National Academy

Montgomery Police Department - Photo by Marc Parker
Montgomery Police Department - Photo by Marc Parker

Montgomery, AL – According to a statement released on March 29 by Colonel A.D. Baylor, Chief of Police, Montgomery Police Department, Major Huey Thornton has been selected to receive the world-class training offered by the FBI National Academy.

“I know the advanced training Major Thornton will receive, as well as the professional contacts he will make while attending the National Academy, will facilitate us in continuing to raise the standard of excellence at the Montgomery Police Department,” said Baylor.

Thornton, Public Relations spokesman for the MPD, joins the less than one percent of all law enforcement members in the country that have been invited to attend the school.

“This is something that I have waited on for ten years,” he said. “The network of senior level officers I will become a member of will give me the ability to share in idea about test practices in public safety in communities throughout the world.”

The program focuses on leadership and the administration of justice in state and local law enforcement.

“I will receive executive level training in areas such as labor laws and other leadership and management training,” continued Thornton. “This will make me better prepared to serve the department and citizens of our community.”

Article by Melissa Parker

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