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Deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

Captain John Manago Graduates from FBI National Academy

Capt John-ManagoLarimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is pleased to announce that Captain John Manago has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 251st session of the National Academy included participants from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 29 international countries, four military organizations and six 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 John’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.”

Captain Manago said, “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in this outstanding academy. Participating with other law enforcement professionals from around the world has given me a broader perspective which I believe will provide a good foundation for helping to prepare our agency for the strategic challenges ahead.”

Captain Manago has been with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for two years having been appointed by Sheriff Smith after his election to lead the agency’s patrol division.  Prior to coming to the Sheriff’s office, Captain Manago spent 21 years with the Loveland Police Department as well as four years in law enforcement in New York, including three years with the New York Police Department. Captain Manago also has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership 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.



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