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ISP Director Larry Trent Selected to Attend FBI National Executive Institute

Press Release Date: March 21, 2005    || Archived April 26, 2005
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) proudly announces that Director Larry Trent has been nominated and selected to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) 28th Annual National Executive Institute (NEI) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Officials from the United States and other countries are invited annually to take part in this important training program, focusing on significant issues facing law enforcement. The NEI, considered the crown jewel of the FBI's executive training initiatives, is a program designed primarily for the chief executive officers of the nations' largest municipal, county and state law enforcement organizations. The 35 candidates scheduled to attend this year's session were selected by the Director of the FBI.

"It is truly an honor to be one of the those selected to attend such a prestigious program," said Director Trent, "The experience and the knowledge gained while attending this institute will prove invaluable to me personally and provide insightful leadership in directing the future of the Illinois State Police in order to deliver the best possible service to our citizens."

The NEI is an executive training program designed primarily for the chief executive officers of the nation's largest municipal, county and state law enforcement organizations. Each participant attends three one-week sessions over several months. Since 1976, the program's inception, more than 500 executives have graduated, and are eligible to attend yearly conferences where current research is reported and future research is planned. U.S. participants are nominated by the Special Agent in Charge of the local FBI field office, while international invitations are extended through Legal Attaches in U.S. Embassies.

There are two primary goals of the NEI; one of which is to act as a vehicle to enhance cooperation and coordination of policing throughout the law enforcement community. The second is individual learning. One of the most valuable aspects of the NEI is the range and diversity of its participating executives. They bring immensely different levels of experience and perspectives of executive's role in law enforcement.

Director Trent has an extensive law enforcement background having served the Illinois State Police for 22 years before he was selected by Governor Rod J. Blagojevich to serve as the Director of the Illinois State Police. During his career he held a wide variety of investigative and highly responsible management positions. At the time of his retirement he was responsible for the supervision of a staff in excess of 400 throughout 41 counties in Southern Illinois with an annual budget exceeding $20 million.

Director Trent's NEI training is scheduled to begin in Quantico, Virginia, in late March 2005.

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