Congratulations to Deputy Chief Chris Porter on his graduation from the FBI National Academy!

On behalf of the entire Department, I want to congratulate Deputy Chief Chris Porter on his graduation from the FBI National Academy. After a competitive application process, Deputy Chief Porter was selected to be a member of the 281st session of the FBI National Academy, which consisted of men and women from 45 states and the District of Columbia. The class also included members of law enforcement agencies from 32 countries, five military organizations, six federal and civilian agencies. Internationally known for its academic excellence with undergraduate and graduate credits offered by the University of Virginia, the National Academy offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals and leaders within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. The National Academy is located at  the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts. Please join me in congratulating Chris on his achievement and welcoming him back to Abington Township Police Department.

Chief Patrick Molloy