The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., (FBINAA), is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 18,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and our 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 in 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.
Membership in the association is limited only to those law enforcement leaders who have completed the FBI’s prestigious National Academy Program. The Association is comprised of forty-four domestic chapters and four international chapters, the Association’s Executive Board, and the Executive Office. The Association’s Executive Office is located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The Association is a non-governmental organization incorporated in Virginia and is not a part of the FBI. The Association is funded primarily by membership dues, but does receive support from select corporate partners, academic and strategic alliances.
To continue the opportunity for graduates to receive training and networking opportunities following graduation, the Association sponsors major training and development conferences each year, both nationally and internationally. The Association is firmly guided by its historic values and faithfulness to its values, vision and mission.