Congratulations to an additional member of the Columbia Police Department (CPD) Command Staff for graduating from the FBI National Academy (NA) in Quantico, Virginia.
Captain Robert Calby of the Administrative Bureau is among several commanders at CPD, including Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook and Deputy Chief Melron Kelly, Major George Drafts (Administration Bureau) and Major Chris White (Criminal Investigations Bureau) to have completed the NA.
Calby was among 128 law enforcement officers who completed the 280th Session of the NA on December 16, 2021.
Over the course of eleven weeks, Captain Calby and law enforcement officers from 41 states, 3 countries, 5 military organizations, and 7 federal civilian organizations took advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training classes.
On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
A total of 52,923 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.