Troy Police Captain Graduates FBI National Academy Training Program

Troy Police Captain Graduates FBI National Academy Training Program

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Troy Police Captain Graduates Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Training Program

Captain Daniel DeWolf Completed Ten Weeks of Specialized Law Enforcement Training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia

TROY, NYMayor Patrick Madden and the Troy Police Department today announced the graduation of Captain Daniel DeWolf from the FBI National Academy Program. DeWolf was one of two hundred and twenty-eight fellow law enforcement officers, consisting of men and women from 47 states, the District of Columbia, 24 international countries, five military organizations, and seven federal civilian organizations, who graduated from the program during a ceremony held on Wednesday, June 7, in Quantico, Virginia.

“The Troy Police Department is one of the most professional and highly-trained departments in the nation and the graduation of Captain DeWolf from this prestigious program will only enhance the department’s readiness to serve the residents of Troy” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “The knowledge, specialized training and experience gained by Captain DeWolf represents the standard of excellence our officers bring to protecting and serving our community. On behalf of the entire City of Troy, I want to recognize Captain DeWolf and all our police officers for their dedication to public safety and commitment to securing our neighborhoods and residents.”

“As members of the Troy Police Department ascend through the ranks, it is imperative that they receive training that enhances their efforts,” said Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. “Attending training programs such as the FBI National Academy assists in the development of the department’s future leaders.”

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.

Captain DeWolf is a 22-year veteran of the Troy Police Department, joining the force in February of 1995. DeWolf is the agency’s most recent graduate of the FBI National Academy program, joining previous alumni Troy Police Captain Brian Owens, Assistant Chief George VanBramer, Chief William P. Miller, Chief Nicholas Kaiser, Captain John Mahar, Captain Dennis Fernet, and Captain Mitchell Paurowski. A total of 50,141 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.


About the Troy Police Department:

The Troy Police Department (TPD) is staffed by 130 sworn members who serve and protect the approximately 50,000 residents of the City of Troy, New York. Accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, TPD provides a high level of service through an active community policing philosophy. Operating under the motto of “Service, Trust, and Professionalism,” the TPD is well-recognized for its partnership with community groups provided by three police facilities sited throughout the city. Learn more at

John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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