|Active||1972 - Present|
|Agency||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Type||National law enforcement training facility|
|Part of||Training Division|
|Location|| Marine Corps Base Quantico |
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 385 acres (156 ha) of woodland, which is not available for public tours. The academy was opened for the purpose of training the new agents due to FBI Agents being granted the power to arrest and possess a firearm in 1933. So the newly armed agents needed somewhere to train, the Marine Corps granted them access to their firing ranges in Quantico, Virginia. After outgrowing the Marine Corps firing ranges the FBI was granted permission to build their own firing range and classroom on the base. Over time they periodically added new sections such as a whole new wing, kitchen, and basement. But with the rapid growth it still wasn't enough to suffice their needs. In 1965, the FBI received approval for a new complex at Quantico and construction began in 1969. The opening of the new facility in 1972 boasted more than two dozen classrooms, eight conference rooms, a large auditorium, a gym, pool, library, and a new firing range. The new complex had everything the FBI needed to train new agents in large quantities.on
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.The academy provides several training programs, including Firearms, Hogan's Alley (a training complex simulating a small town), Tactical and Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (TEVOC), Survival Skills, and Law Enforcement Executive Development. To meet the needs of these training programs the FBI has a 1.1 mile long oval road track with a precision obstacle for conducting TEVOC. Hogan's Alley is a town that the FBI had built with the help of Hollywood set designers in order to give realistic training to agents. It helps the agents experience realistic and stressful scenarios to better prepare them for real-life situations.
The academy occupies 547 acres (221 ha) on the US Marine Corps Base Quantico.It is located 36 miles outside Washington D.C. and is a full service national training facility. In order to be able to attend the academy and become an FBI Agent it is required that you are at least 23 years old and no older than 37, a citizen of the United States, and possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree.
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.
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