Police Chief Derek Asdot selected to train in the FBI National Academy

Published on Oct 23, 2018 at 02:01p.m.

Aug. 21, 2018, Green Cove Springs - Green Cove Springs Police Chief Derek Asdot will be heading out to FBI Headquarters in Quantico, VA, this fall as one of 220 law enforcement leaders from around the world selected to participate in the FBI National Academy.

The academy will last 10 weeks—Oct.1 to Dec. 13—and is designed to equip local law enforcement managers with the knowledge and training of best practices in law enforcement to take back to their respective agencies at home. On top of a physical fitness component, the academy includes classes covering topics such as intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy and learn the best practices in law enforcement from around the world and bring those skills back to the city of Green Cove Springs,” said Asdot. 

Asdot was nominated by the Jacksonville FBI Field Office to participate in the session this fall.

Plans for Asdot to be nominated and apply for the FBI National Academy have been in the works since he was appointed as Acting Police Chief by City Manager Danielle Judd in April 2017.

Lieutenant John Guzman will serve as Acting Chief of Police while Asdot participates in the FBI National Academy. 

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