Darien Police Capt. Don Anderson and Lt. Robert Shreders recently attended the FBI National Academy Training Conference from July 20 to 23 in Phoenix.
This Conference, open to command level law enforcement officials who have attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, is recognized as the premier executive law enforcement annual training conference in the country.
Attendees are afforded training and instruction from highly regarded “best practice” experts in the law enforcement and public safety fields from both the United States and abroad.
Among the topics covered in the 40 to 50 available training sessions were:
- Responding to/planning for active shooter incidents, including lessons learned from recent incidents across the country.
- Officer wellness and employee retention.
- Law enforcement technology in the 21st century.
- FBI/local police partnerships.
- Drones/UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and the future uses in law enforcement.
- Under 100; law enforcement’s collective effort to reduce the annual incidents of line of duty deaths nationwide.
- Police executive and municipal liability risk management.
- National/international terrorism concerns/updates.
- Combatting Internet and online scams.
- Human trafficking at the local level.
“I would like to thank the Darien Police Commission, as well as the Town of Darien Boards of Selectmen and Finance, for continuing to recognize the importance and utility of high quality, ongoing training for members of our agency at all ranks,” Anderson said.
“‘Pride in Excellence’ is the motto of our department; excellence does not occur by happenstance,” he said. Anderson has been named as the next Darien police chief, starting at the end of August. “It occurs largely by ensuring that fully engaged, professional officers have ongoing access to the training and best practice experts in the field of public safety.”