Detective Accepted to the FBI National Academy

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell and Chief Deputy Brad Walker announce Sabine Parish Sheriff Detective D.W. Seegers will attend the 286th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, which begins on April 3, 2023.
Detective Seegers has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years; he handles digital forensic investigations, news releases through our Facebook page, our Sheriff App, and local news sources, as well as dealing with IT issues, and several other duties.
The FBI NA began in 1935 under FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a professional training program for experienced leaders and managers in state and local police, sheriffs’ departments, military police organizations, and law enforcement agencies from across the country and the world.
Candidates must be invited through a nomination process and must meet several qualification standards to be accepted. Detective Seegers will be one of 250 law enforcement officers from across the country as well as police officers from several foreign countries attending the academy.
This 10-week academy provides undergraduate and graduate coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, health and fitness, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. It serves to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation of agencies worldwide.
These law enforcement officers will share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other and create lifelong partnerships that go beyond state and international borders.
At the end of the course there is a final physical exam called the “Yellow Brick Road” which is a 6.1 mile obstacle course built by the United States Marines.
Detective Seegers is the first law enforcement officer in the history of Sabine Parish to have the opportunity to attend the FBI National Academy.
Sheriff Mitchell said Seegers will bring back his knowledge, leadership skills, and relationships he makes to further the professionalism of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Mitchell and Chief Deputy Walker have made training and advanced certifications for Deputies a top priority since taking office in 2020.
Sheriff Mitchell and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office are honored and privileged and wish Detective Seegers the best of luck at the FBI National Academy.

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