In December, Columbia College Police Chief Howard Cook was sworn in as president of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates (FBI NAA) of South Carolina and will serve a two-year term.
The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.
From its inception in 1935, the FBI National Academy has long been a vital element in the continuing improvement of law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation throughout the world. The National Academy and the FBI National Academy Associates provide a wide range of leadership and specialized training, as well as an opportunity for professional law enforcement officials to share ideas, techniques, and experiences.
Membership in the Association is limited to those law enforcement leaders who have completed the FBI’s prestigious National Academy Program. The Association is comprised of forty-four domestic chapters and four international chapters, the Association’s Executive Board, and the Executive Office. The Association’s Executive Office is located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The Association is a non-governmental organization incorporated in Virginia and is not a part of the FBI. The Association sponsors major training and development conferences each year, both domestically and internationally.