On July 10, 2014, H. Tracy Williams III, OPMG Chief of Staff, graduated from the 37th session of the FBI's National Executive Institute (NEI) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Over 40 senior law enforcement leaders from across the United States and around the world attended the class. This is the most senior executive training offered by the FBI and emphasizes leadership, professionalism and partnerships. Experts across the public and private sectors instructed on a wide range of topics such as leadership in law enforcement, crisis management, team building, employee development and caring for sworn and civilian staff.
Owen Harris, the Assistant Director of the FBI's training division, demonstrated the importance of partnering with local, state, federal and international police executives by being an active peer and student in the course. Mr. Harris stated, "Having Williams in the NEI was an asset to the training. Each student brought case examples and not only issues that each has faced, but more importantly, solutions to a variety of problems. The relationships born and developed in the NEI will last throughout the careers of each student. Teamwork is the only answer when combating today's crime and national security issues and with the relationships built in NEI, will make each of us more successful in the law enforcement arena."
"Continuing Education and Training are critical to continuous development of our workforce! This training allow us to gain insights as to how we can further improve the quality of Services we provide to our constituencies every day. NEI allows the sharing of best practices between Senior law enforcement leaders and facilitates the building of lasting interagency partnerships with other Federal State, local and International police that will pay great dividends." Mr. Tracy Williams said.
The NEI is the FBI's premier executive training initiative providing training for FBI executives and for the heads of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and overseas. The NEI consists of two sessions, each one week long every year. The training focuses on strategic leadership development and current affairs. Attendees typically oversee departments with more than 500 sworn officers serving a population of 250,000 or more.