Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Elisha Williams graduates from FBI National Academy
For the Tomahawk Leader
QUANTICO, VA. – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that Sergeant Elisha Williams graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Williams was part of Session #287, which graduated on Thursday, Sept. 14.
A release from the Sheriff’s Office said Williams joins the distinguished ranks of less than one percent of all law enforcement officers to have completed the program.
Williams shared the intensive, ten-week course at the FBI Academy with 198 other law enforcement professionals from 46 states, the District of Columbia, 21 foreign countries, four military organizations and three civilian federal organizations.
“Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy offers ten weeks of advanced communications, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies,” the Sheriff’s Office stated. “On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.”
The Sheriff’s Office noted that in addition to completing courses in the psychology of leadership, emotional intelligence, managing the law enforcement image, managing organizational change and advanced public speaking, Williams finished the physically challenging “Yellow Brick Road,” which concludes with a Marine Corps obstacle course and a 6.1-mile run.
“We are blessed to have such a qualified candidate go through this rigorous leadership training,” Chief Deputy Daniel Hess said. “We wish Sgt. Williams the best in her continued law enforcement career.”
A total of 54,565 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy, which began in July 1935.
Williams joins retired Detective Sergeants, the late Raymond Zastrow, James Purdy, Glenn Schaepe, retired Chief Deputy John Sweeney and Chief Deputy Daniel Hess as representatives of the FBI National Academy from the Oneida Country Sheriff’s Office.
Williams has been with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and currently serves as a Patrol Sergeant, as well as the School Resource Sergeant for the Rhinelander School District.