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HIGHLAND VILLAGE (CBSDFW.COM) – Police Commander Karl Schlichter, a 15-year veteran of the Highland Village Police Department, graduated from FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, September 16.

“Developing the talents and skills of one of our own is one of greatest assets we can provide in maintaining excellence in the Highland Village Community,” stated City Manager Michael Leavitt. “Commander Schlichter’s opportunity to participate and graduate from the FBI National Academy is what we must do to help our police officers understand many of today’s issues and to instill the training and leadership in our public safety.”

The Academy consisted of law enforcement officers from 47 states and 24 countries. The 230 graduates are leaders and managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process.  Participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory and from international partner nations.

Police Chief Doug Reim, himself a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and the entire Highland Village Police Department are very proud of Commander Schlichter’s accomplishment.  Schlichter will now be a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a dynamic organization of law enforcement professionals who actively work to continue developing higher levels of competency, cooperation, and integrity across the law enforcement community.

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