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Nash County captain graduates from FBI academy

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Capt. Curtis Moore, right, is congratulated by FBI Director Christopher Wray after graduating from the FBI National Academy.

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From Contributed Reports

Friday, March 22, 2019

A member of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office recently became a FBI National Academy graduate.

Capt. Curtis Moore was one of five law enforcement officers from North Carolina graduating from the 10-week course. Moore graduated with fellow students in Class of 275.

As FBI National Academy graduates, these officers enter into a select group made up of less than 1 percent of the country's law enforcement officers. They were hand-picked by their departments and, along with other officers from across the country, completed the 10-week course at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va. The course included instruction in law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism and terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication and health and fitness.

The FBI National Academy has long been a benchmark for professional continuing education for law enforcement officers. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, U.S. territories and over 150 partner nations. Police officers who attend the academy return to their communities better prepared to meet criminal challenges.

The overall goal of the academy 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.

Participation is by invitation only through a nomination process. Nominees must be full-time officers with at least 5 years of experience; be at least 25 years old; be in excellent physical condition; possess an excellent character; exhibit an interest in law enforcement and leadership, confidence and respect of fellow officers; have a high-school diploma or GED; and agree to remain in law enforcement for at least three years after graduating from the academy.

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