FBI Academy

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Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Common name Federal Bureau of Investigation
Abbreviation FBI
Motto Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity
Agency overview
Formed July 26, 1908; 111 years ago (1908-07-26)
Employees 35,104[1] (October 31, 2014)
Annual budget US$8.3 billion (FY 2014)[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
United States
Operations jurisdiction United States
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction
Governing body U.S. Department of Justice
Constituting instrument
  • United States Code Title 28 Part II Chapter 33
General nature
Headquarters J. Edgar Hoover Building
Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Sworn members 13,260 (October 31, 2014)[1]
Unsworn members 18,306 (October 31, 2014)[1]
Agency executives
Child agencies
Major units
Field offices 56 (List of FBI Field Offices)
Significant operation(s)

The FBI Academy is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's law enforcement training and research center located near the town of Quantico in Stafford County, Virginia. Operated by the Bureau's Training Division, it was first opened for use in 1972[2] on 385 acres (156 ha) of woodland,[3] which is not available for public tours.

In addition to training new FBI agents at the facility, the Training Division also instructs special agents, intelligence analysts, law enforcement officers, Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and foreign partners.[4] The Academy provides several training programs, including Firearms, Hogan's Alley (a training complex simulating a small town),[5] Tactical and Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (TEVOC), Survival Skills, and Law Enforcement Executive Development.[4]

The academy occupies 547 acres (221 ha) within Marine Corps Base Quantico.[6]

Training facilities

Elite units such as the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), Evidence Response Teams (ERT), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and about 1,000 police leaders from across the world attend the FBI Academy and utilize its training facilities to improve on skills. A newer feature to the Academy's facilities is newly renovated 20,000 sq-ft (1,858 sq metres) aquatic training center with a high tech filtration system and digital communications between water/chemical balance, that are 90% more effective.

Aquatic classes are used to boost cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, power and speed. While new agent trainees utilize the facility to receive CPR and lifesaving skills, larger units such as HRT officers receive over 450 hours of training that include advanced scuba diving, nighttime diving, rescue diving, and rescue swimming in the facilities. The FBI and DEA trainees also have classes that are focused on physical conditioning, basic water survival skills, and team work. [7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Frequently Asked Questions". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. ^ "The FBI Academy: A Pictorial History". FBI.
  3. ^ International Business Publications (2002). US FBI Academy Handbook. p. 20.
  4. ^ a b "Training Academy". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The Baddest Town in America And the FBI Owns It". The FBI Academy. FBI. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Overview". The FBI Academy. FBI. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  7. ^ Savine, Marc C. (May 2018). "Newly Renovated FBI Academy Pool to Benefit Law Enforcement". FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin: 14–17.

External links

  • New Agent TrainingFBI
  • The FBI Academy Documentary produced by WETA-TV

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