VILLANOVA, Pa.—David Tedjeske, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at Villanova University, was among 228 men and women from 48 states and 25 countries to recently graduate as a member of the 273rd session of the FBI National Academy. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officer having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Participation is by invitation only and attendees represent less than one percent of the law enforcement community. Attendees are leaders and managers of state and local police, sheriff departments, university police departments, military police organizations and federal law enforcement agencies.
The mission of the academy is to support, promote and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research and forging partnerships throughout the world.
Since the FBI National Academy began in 1935, only a total of 51,270 graduates now represent the Alumni of the Academy.
Villanova University’s Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe secure campus and learning environment for its community members. Villanova Public Safety is responsible for providing law enforcement services and for maintaining the security and safety of the campus community. The Department of Public Safety consists of approximately 60 Officers, including Police Officers and non-sworn Public Safety Officers who provide on-campus coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.