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Meet the First Transgender Woman Accepted to the FBI National Academy

Lesley Mumford became the first transgender woman to be accepted into the elite FBI National Academy.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

A Colorado SWAT team coordinator made history by becoming what is believed to be the first transgender woman accept into the FBI National Academy, an elite and intense training course in Quantico, Va.

Lesley Mumford, of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, is among about 200 law enforcement agents who will attend the 10-week course beginning in July, the Summit Daily reports

“I think it’s a pretty amazing thing, a historical thing,” said Mumford, who transitioned last year. “It makes me feel that society is changing, it makes me feel that as individuals we do have the ability to change and influence the world around us.”

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, who nominated Mumford, hailed the moment as a groundbreaking moment for the transgender community.

“We were so proud to have her transition in the workplace, but this is the next, huge, huge, smash-the-ceiling moment,” he said. “We’re so proud of Lesley.”

Portland Police Chief to be Trained at FBI National Academy Following Department Problems

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

His department under federal oversight, Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck is to attend a 10-week course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA., the Portland Daily Sun reports.

“It’s a lifelong goal from a law enforcement perspective,” Sauschuck told the newspaper.

The academy offered its first classes to 23 students in 1935 in an effort to standardize law enforcement departments.

Among the classes are forensic science, behavior science, understanding terrorism, leadership development. communication and fitness, the Sun reported.

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