FBI Academy

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FormedJuly 26, 1908; 111 years ago (1908-07-26)
Employees35,104 [1] (October 31, 2014)
Annual budgetUS$8.3 billion (FY 2014) [1]
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Headquarters J. Edgar Hoover Building
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Sworn members13,260 (October 31, 2014) [1]
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Significant Operations

The FBI Academy is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's law enforcement training and research center near the town of Quantico in Stafford County, Virginia. Operated by the bureau's Training Division, it was first opened for use in 1972 [2] on 385 acres (156 ha) of woodland, [3] which is not available for public tours.

In addition to training new FBI agents at the facility, the Training Division also instructs special agents, intelligence analysts, law enforcement officers, Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and foreign partners. [4] The academy provides several training programs, including Firearms, Hogan's Alley (a training complex simulating a small town), [5] Tactical and Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (TEVOC), Survival Skills, and Law Enforcement Executive Development. [4]

The academy occupies 547 acres (221 ha) on the US Marine Corps Base Quantico. [6]

Training facilities

Elite units such as the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), Evidence Response Teams (ERT), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and about 1,000 police leaders from across the world attend the FBI Academy and utilize its training facilities to improve on skills. A newer feature to the academy's facilities is newly renovated 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) aquatic training center with a high tech filtration system and digital communications between water/chemical balance, that are 90% more effective[ clarification needed].

Aquatic classes are used to boost cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, power and speed. While new agent trainees utilize the facility to receive CPR and lifesaving skills, larger units such as HRT officers receive over 450 hours of training that include advanced scuba diving, nighttime diving, rescue diving, and rescue swimming in the facilities. The FBI and DEA trainees also have classes that are focused on physical conditioning, basic water survival skills, and team work. [7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Frequently Asked Questions". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. ^ "The FBI Academy: A Pictorial History". FBI.
  3. ^ International Business Publications (2002). US FBI Academy Handbook. p. 20. ISBN  9780739731857.
  4. ^ a b "Training Academy". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The Baddest Town in America And the FBI Owns It". The FBI Academy. FBI. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Overview". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  7. ^ Savine, Marc C. (May 2018). "Newly Renovated FBI Academy Pool to Benefit Law Enforcement". FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin: 14–17.

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