A local police chief is given an opportunity that very few police officers get to experience.
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty attended the 10-week Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and reflected on his experience.
Chief McCafferty left for Quantico, Virginia back in April where each day classes started at 7:45 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m.
Chief McCafferty said his session at the academy included men and women from 47 states and from 20 other countries, who he plans on staying in contact with.
“I got to meet 217 other students,” McCafferty said. “Some of them I became really good friends with. I have everybody’s names so if there’s a problem that I’m experiencing, I can reach out to them for assistance.”
Some of the lessons that the academy focused on were on how to treat employees and how to lessen the stress level to help them become a better police officer.
As a graduate, Chief McCafferty can nominate officers to attend the academy, which he says he plans on doing.