Lieutenant Noice Graduates from FBI National Academy
Lt. William Noice, training and fleet commander for the Wheeling Police Department, recently completed a challenging course that only a select number of law enforcement officers attend each year — the FBI’s National Academy.
The 10-week training session was held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and hosted officers from 48 states and 25 countries.
“The FBI academy’s staff was extremely professional and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise,” said Noice. “The opportunity was an experience that gave myself and my classmates additional skills that a law enforcement officer typically cannot receive elsewhere.”
To be selected, law enforcement officers must go through a competitive process. That includes a nomination by a supervisor; interviews with the candidate to determine leadership skills and abilities; a background check; a determination of physical fitness; and the support of former National Academy graduates within the candidate’s organization.
The two-and-a-half month program provided coursework in legal issues in law enforcement, employment law, media relations in law enforcement, contemporary issues and essentials in leadership as well as a physical fitness class. Those topics and others are taught to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.
“During my tenure at the WPD, Lt. Noice has dedicated himself to the betterment of the Wheeling Police Department, and I congratulate him on receiving this honor,” said Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger. “He has a passion for training and was a logical choice to send as a representative of the Wheeling PD. Hopefully, we will have many more officers achieve the same accomplishment of becoming a National Academy Graduate.”
During the graduation ceremony, FBI Director Christopher Wray served as the commencement speaker for the 272nd class and met with the graduates as they earned their FBI National Academy diplomas.