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Posted on: April 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Sequim Deputy Police Chief Completes Training at FBI Academy


Sequim Deputy Police Chief Sheri Crain graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia on March 22, 2013. The 10 week program offers advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers that have proven records as professionals within their agencies. Crain was nominated by Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson for entrance into the Academy.

“Selection and completion of the FBI National Academy is a goal accomplished by a small fraction of police management personnel,” said Police Chief Bill Dickinson.

“It is a feather in both the City of Sequim’s cap, as well as in Sheri’s cap, that she was selected, and in fact successfully completed, the National Academy curriculum. Deputy Chief Crain has added yet another high level credential to her career accomplishments which will serve her and the City of Sequim Police Department well into the future,” he added.

Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their 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 many classes offered. Deputy Chief Crain earned credits towards her master’s degree through the program.

“This was a fantastic experience for me both professionally and personally. In addition to learning some best practices and leadership strategies, I was also able to form relationships with peer professionals throughout the country,” Deputy Chief Crain said. “There was also affirmation that many of the things we have done and are doing here in Sequim compare favorably with many agencies around the country.”

Crain began her employment with the City of Sequim as a police officer in 1991. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and Lieutenant in 2008. Her title was changed to Deputy Chief in March of 2013 as recognition of her role as second in command of the Sequim Police Department.

Please contact Bill Dickinson at 582-5705 or bdickinson@sequimwa.gov with questions.

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