President's Welcome

Todd Thomas

Welcome to the WI Chapter of the FBINAA website!

The Chapter is made up of over 400 command level law enforcement professionals from across the state.

Our MISSION is to make a positive impact on our communities by providing and promoting law enforcement leadership through training and networking. We do this by staying committed to our CORE VALUES of "Knowledge, Courage, and Integrity."

The PURPOSE of our Chapter is to inspire those in our profession to learn and grow individually, and because of that to enhance their service to the profession and their communities.

This year is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Law Enforcement here in Wisconsin. As a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINA Associates, you have an opportunity to be part of the excitement. Leadership is one of the tenets of our role as graduates of the NA. Leadership in your organization is a personal challenge that I hope you take on in your role as a graduate of the FBI National Academy. As a graduate you have been afforded an opportunity to attend THE premiere law enforcement training in our career. Remembering that less than 1% of law enforcement ever get the opportunity to experience Quantico and the National Academy. When wanting to take the final step in a career as a Law Enforcement Executive, agencies always indicate that they would like their potential applicants to be a graduate of an advanced law enforcement leadership school such as the FBI National Academy� or similar school. That requirement says everything about our academy experience. We have attended the gold standard of leadership training. We have to maintain that standard in all that we do.

As you view our web site I hope you find this experience informative and inspiring. I look forward to an exciting year here in Wisconsin. On behalf of the Board, thank you for visiting our website and please take time to browse through it for information and opportunities to find self-improvement through training and networking opportunities. Stay safe and we will see you at the next event!

Dean Smith, President
Wisconsin Chapter FBINAA
NA Session #209

Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA


What is the FBI National Academy?

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.

Its mission is "to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world."

early FBINAA classThe ten-week program was established in 1935 by J. Edgar Hoover and is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. For each training session, four police executives from Wisconsin police agencies are selected to attend or 16 per year (there are four sessions per year). Approximately 250 law enforcement executives graduate during each session from all over the nation and the world.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates is created and organized to promote law enforcement leadership and cooperation in the State of Wisconsin, through continuing education and training, thereby enhancing the standards of professional conduct at all levels of law enforcement.


Who makes up the Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA?

Our Wisconsin Chapter of the FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA) is made up of over 400 law enforcement command level officers from around the state. It is comprised of personnel from Federal, State, Tribal, County and Municipal departments who are dedicated to their profession, their communities and the Wisconsin Chapter of the FBINAA.

In 2008, our Wisconsin Chapter hosted the National FBINAA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of that National Conference was "Partnering for a Safer World," which focused on public-private partnerships and the reality that law enforcement cannot do it alone.

With you and your organization as well as other private partners, we here in Wisconsin can build relationships and work together to provide a safer environment for all.

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