March 20, 2017

Learn About The FBI Academy

If you are interested in being an FBI agent, then there are various tests you will be required to go through. In this article, we are not going to be telling you about the requirements to be an agent, we are going to be telling you about the academy you will be attending once you pass all of those requirements. The FBI Academy can be found in Quantico, Virginia. This is a training site for the new Special Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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It first opened its doors during the year 1972. During this time, it was nesting on three hundred and eighty five acres. If you think about it, it is a bit small for a government academy. It houses three dorm buildings along with associated facilities. Generally, those training for the drug enforcement administration will be going through twenty one weeks of training on these grounds.

At the main training area, you are going to come across three dormitory buildings, a library, a classroom building, a dining hall, a Training Center and a Forensic Science Research Center. You will also find a chapel, a one thousand seat auditorium, an outside track, a big gymnasium and a garage that is fully equipped.

In addition to this main complex, there is a mock city called Hogan’s Alley. Hogan’s Alley replicates a small town. This town is used for training those new people in the FBI. Behind the facades, you will come across classrooms that are functioning fully. There are also storage areas, audio-visual facilities and maintenance office. Above Hogan’s Alley is a 1.1 mile defensive/pursuit driving training track.

There is an indoor firing range, which is where they train law enforcement officers. There is also a big firing range outside and a two hundred yard rifle range. This is a very secured facility and they do not have their doors open for any tours by the public. The only ones who are allowed through the doors are those who need training and the workers.

The units that are here include the Police Training Unit, Forensic Science Research, Firearms Training Unit and Training Center. There is also the Law Enforcement Communication, Investigative Training, Physical Training, New Agent’s Training, Practical Applications and Investigative Computer Training Units.

Most of the units here are for new field agents. However, they are also used in order to update the existing agents on the new techniques that are coming out. The Forensic Research and Training Center is an interesting part of this facility. It is known for being a world class forensic laboratory amongst many things.

For groups of international and American law enforcement executives, this training area is known for conducting four ten week sessions every year. This academy appears in “The Silence of the Lambs.” In fact, it is one of the main locations in this book and film adaptation.

There are various television shows that mentions this academy, such as X-Files, NCIS, FlashForward, Criminal Minds and more. For those of you going into the FBI, you will be attending the FBI academy, if you are able to meet the requirements.

Additional information at: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/training

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