Captain Dan Zientek graduates from FBI National Academy Program
On June 7th Captain Dan Zientek with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 268th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 24 international countries, 5 military organizations, and 7 federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was the principle speaker at the ceremony.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents and other staff members hold advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in the fields of expertise.
Since 1972 National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.
Captain Zientek is the first member of the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office to attend the academy while employed with the agency. He is also the first Deputy Constable in Montgomery County to graduate the National Academy while employed as a Deputy Constable.
There are already plans for another command staff member from Constable Ryan Gable’s office to attend the National Academy in 2018. The average wait time for applicants to attend the Academy is 4 years from time of application.
“This is a huge accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. I could not be more proud of Captain Zientek and his hard work. These folks leave their families for 10 weeks to achieve this goal which takes substantial sacrifice from all involved,” stated Constable Ryan Gable.
Source: Chief Matthew Rodrigue, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office