Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Major Kyle Evans graduated from the FBI National Academy this month in Quantico, Va.
He was one of five Tennessee law enforcement officers who completed training with Class 284.
“It was truly a humbling experience to spend 11 weeks in a training environment with some of the best law enforcement leaders in the world,” Evans said. “The Academy instructors and other classmates provided an amazing educational experience that will benefit the employees and people of Rutherford County. I am thankful for the opportunity and grateful for everyone who stepped up during my time at Quantico.”
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said the Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to make the high-end, professional training at the FBI National Academy available for Major Evans.
“This training will enable him to bring the skills he learned back to the Sheriff’s Office and share the skills with others,” Fitzhugh said. “It’s a very specialized and unique opportunity and gives skills enabling him to provide leadership to others in our agency. We are very proud of his accomplishments.”
Evans completed classes in the psychology of leadership, officer wellness and vitality, managing the law enforcement image, emotional intelligence, constitutional law and physical fitness and strength conditioning.
He is one of three deputies working at the Sheriff’s Office who completed the FBI National Academy.
Warrants Capt. David Hailey attended Class 248 in 2012.
He served six years in the U.S. Air Force and is in his 31st year at the Sheriff’s Office.
“This is the best law enforcement and leadership training I have experienced,” Hailey said. “The leadership classes helped me run several divisions,” including the Criminal Investigations Division and the Patrol Division.
Retired Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold represented Smyrna Police when he attended Class 190 in 1997. He now works at the Sheriff’s Office.
He was honored to attend and to graduate from the FBI National Academy.
“It was one of my pinnacle moments in law enforcement,” Arnold said. “It was wonderful and something I will treasure the rest of my life.”
The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.
The program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.