Colorado State University Police Department is boasting its third officer to be invited in the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy with the enrollment of Lt. Chris Wolf, a 30-year police veteran with 23 years at CSUPD. Wolf will attend the academy this summer for 10 weeks.
The academy only accepts a limit of about 250 participants through a nomination process each year from around the world. Officers may attend by invitation only. Since 1935, only 43,229 graduates have completed the academy from the United States, U.S. territories and more than 150 partner nations.
“The FBI National Academy is a very exciting and challenging adventure. This is not only a wonderful opportunity for Lt. Wolf, it is also a benefit to our department and the campus community,” said CSUPD Chief Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt. “Chris will be studying and learning from some of the best and brightest in our field. We will certainly rely on him to share his knowledge upon his return.”
While at the academy, Wolf will study law, behavioral sciences, forensic science, understanding terrorism and the mindsets of terrorists, leadership development, communication and health and fitness. Officers who attend, which include state and local police, sheriff’s departments, military police organizations and federal law enforcement agencies, participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training.
Wolf joins the ranks of other CSU police who have attended the academy: Chief Rich-Goldschmidt and Commander Scott Harris. It is exceptional that a single, small police department has three leaders who are alumni of the academy.
“This is a great honor. I appreciate the support I received from Chief Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt and Assistant Chief Frank Johnson who made it possible for me to take advantage of this great opportunity,” Wolf said. “This training will provide me with the tools to become a better leader within the department and in the community as well.”