Commander Williams to attend FBI National Academy!

Created Mar 30th, 2023 | Updated May 18th, 2023

We are extremely proud of Commander Marcus Williams, who will be heading to Quantico Virginia to attend the FBI National Academy! 

 FBI National Academy Class 286

The FBI National Academy is a program of the FBI Academy for active U.S. law enforcement personnel and also for international law enforcement personnel who seek to enhance their credentials in their field and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and also cooperation worldwide. The Academy is held four times a year, 250 candidates go through a 10-week course. The FBI National Academy was started on July 29, 1935 in response to a 1930 study by the Wickersham Commission that recommended the standardization and professionalization of the law enforcement departments across the United States through centralized training.

While at the FBI National Academy during the 10-week course there are many different classes including; law, behavioral science, forensic science, terrorist mindset, communication, health and fitness, and leadership development.[1] Also at the end of the 10-week course there is a final physical exam called the "Yellow Brick Road" which is 6.1 miles in length and has many different obstacles along the way.

Commander Williams is one of four executive leaders in Colorado law enforcement that have been selected to attend the FBI National Academy. He will be attending class from April 1st through June 8th of this year.

Commander Williams has been with the Golden Police Department for 23 years and throughout his career he has served in many roles including Sergeant of Investigations, Special Enforcement, Patrol, Crash Team and served on the Jefferson County Critical Incident Team. He has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's Trilogy leadership curriculum, the Public Safety Leadership Program through Denver University and the School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. ​

While we will miss Commander Williams for the next two months we are extremely proud of his dedication to leadership and excellence for our community. Best of luck Commander!

Part of the training with the FBI National Academy is physical training. Commander Williams is making some amazing connections with executive staff from across the country and pushing through the physical training with determination. Keep up the great work Commander!