KPD Lieutenant Graduates from FBI Academy
On December 15, 2017, Lieutenant Thomas Smith graduated from the 270th FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The FBI National Academy, a command college that began in 1935, is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination and selection process. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in leadership, intelligence theory, terrorism, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, fitness and forensic science—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. LT Smith attended session #270, which began on October 2, 2017.
LT Smith, who commands the AM Watch in the Patrol Division, has served with the department for 22 years. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012 and to lieutenant in 2015.
The Killeen Police Department has had four command staff attend law enforcement command college: Commander Erich Morsbach graduated from FBINA #226 in 2009, Assistant Chief of Police Margaret Young graduated from the FBINA #246 in 2011, Commander Reese Davis graduated from FBINA #252 in 2013 and Lieutenant Robert Rush graduated from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College in 2012.
Killeen Police Department