Bishop PD sergeant graduates FBI Academy


Bishop PD Sergeant Dan Nolan

Bishop PD Sergeant Dan Nolan

Sgt. Dan Nolan Completes FBI Academy

The Bishop Police Department proudly announces that Sgt. Dan Nolan will graduate the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy on September 20, 2013.  Sgt. Nolan is a 1991 graduate of Bishop Union High School and afterward served in the US Army.   During his Law Enforcement career, Sgt. Nolan has served with the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office (NV), the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and he has been a member of the Bishop Police Department since 2000.  Sgt. Nolan is married and has two children and is also a coach for the Bishop Broncos JV Football team.

The FBI National Academy was created in 1935 in order to help standardize Law Enforcement practices throughout the nation.  Since that time, the National Academy has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious and challenging training courses a Law Enforcement Officer can undertake.

For 10 classroom-hour weeks, four times a year, classes of some 250 officers take undergraduate and/or graduate college courses at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. These officers attend training courses in the following areas: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health/fitness. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, and they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that span state and national lines.  After graduation, these officers then return to their sponsoring agency and are able to share and utilize the information and techniques they have learned.  Attendance at the National Academy is by invitation only and those invited to attend must meet strict academic and physical standards.  Once selected, the FBI covers the cost of the training.

Upon his return, Sgt. Nolan will resume his duties as a Uniform Patrol Sergeant with the Bishop PD.  “We’re extremely proud of Dan and his accomplishment and we’re looking forward to his retuning to duty with the Department.”-  Chief C. Carter

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6 Responses to Bishop PD sergeant graduates FBI Academy

  1. Trouble September 18, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    He ought be able to hand a lot of no seat belt tickets now.

  2. L September 14, 2013 at 2:07 am #

    Congrats Dan, well done.

  3. Desert Tortoise September 12, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Any rank past sargent ought to require a bachelors degree as a minimum prerequisite. Many PDs do not and I think their communities pay for this in terms of unnecessary brutality, sloppy investigations that either lead to court defeats or cases so poorly documented they cannot be brought to trial, civil rights violations and inefficient use of scarce resources. Leadership of people and management of resources at that level requires educated people.

    • dean September 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

      Spelling the word “sergeant” should be a prerequisite to deciding what qualifications are required for advancement past a certain rank.

      • Pop September 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

        Yeah, and if you have spellcheck it qualifies you to patronize others!

        Congratulations, Officer Nolan.

  4. Big Rick OBrien September 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    I’ll bet he trades in those Sergeant stripes for Lieutenant bars real soon.


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