The Illinois Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates

The Illinois Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates is the most active and one of the largest chapters in the world. The chapter has two divisions. The Northern Illinois Division represents the Chicagoland metropolitan region and holds training meetings 11 times, about one per month throughout the year. The Railsplitters Division represents all other Illinois members and holds quarterly meetings throughout the state. The Illinois Chapter hosts an annual training conference once per year, attended by law enforcement leaders and executives from across Illinois and the region.

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The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of 16,000+ senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information. We are the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world and are dedicated to strengthening the rule of law around the globe. Some of our members have given their lives in carrying out these responsibilities.

From its inception in 1935, the FBI National Academy has long been a vital element in the continuing improvement of law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation throughout the world. The National Academy and the FBI National Academy Associates provide a wide range of leadership and specialized training, as well as an opportunity for professional law enforcement officials to share ideas, techniques, and experiences. President John F Kennedy realized the value in sharing this learning and networking experience with the international community. In 1964 the FBI National Academy began including international law enforcement executives as attendees.