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Maui Police Lt. Lopez Graduates From FBI National Academy

October 15, 2015, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated October 15, 1:06 PM
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Lieutenant Derrick LOPEZ. Photo credit : Maui Police Department.

Lieutenant Derrick LOPEZ. Photo credit : Maui Police Department.

Maui Police Lieutenant Derrick Lopez graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on Sept. 18, 2015. He was a member of the 261st Session along with 225 law enforcement officers from 48 states.

Lieutenant Lopez is a 23 year veteran of the department and is currently assigned in the Criminal Investigation Division, in charge of the Crimes Against Property Unit.

Maui police say he was selected with high honors based on his academic excellence, communication, leadership, and fitness training skills to attend a ten-week training at the FBI Academy.

The FBI National Academy began in 1935. Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.

The Maui Police Department issued an announcement saying, “On behalf of Chief Tivoli Faaumu and Deputy Chief Dean Rickard, the Maui Police Department is honored and proud of Lieutenant Lopez’s accomplishments and his professional excellence to duty.”

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