Lieutenant Andy Josey of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Graduates from the FBI National Academy
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Andy Josey has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 246th session of the National Academy included participants from 46 states, the District of Columbia, 28 international countries, three military organizations and five federal civilian organizations. FBI Director Robert Mueller was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.
Participants in the FBI’s National Academy Program must be invited to attend. Less than one percent of law enforcement executives are chosen to participate.
Sheriff Smith said, “We are extremely proud to have an individual of Andy’s experience and caliber as part of our agency. His completion of the FBI National Academy program is a significant accomplishment which will help us to continue to provide excellent service to the citizens of Larimer County.”
According to Lieutenant Josey, ” The experience at the Academy was challenging as well as beneficial. Interacting with fellow law enforcement professionals from around the country and many foreign nations was invaluable and provided a good foundation in strategic planning to prepare our agencies for the future. The experience has promoted a big-picture perspective of law enforcement in our global community for those of us who have recently attended–we are all in it together.”
Lieutenant Josey has been with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years. During that time he has worked in both the Patrol and Investigations Division as well as at the Jail. Currently Lieutenant Josey leads the new Professional Standards Unit where he is working on a complete review of all of the department policies and procedures. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Colorado State University.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. Training is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of who are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. Classes are accredited through the University of Virginia and students are able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits for the classes.