UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – A member of the Utica Police Department has been given the opportunity to go into the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The mayor and Utica Chief of Police have chose LT. Howard Brodt.

“The whole idea behind the FBI Academy is kind of centralized training for local county and state law enforcement officers kind of the FBI wants uniformity in the latest and most modern police practices. A big part of the FBI academy is basically making connections with other law enforcement officers across the country networking and connections conversations of what the best strategies are for other law enforcement command staff, what the best strategies that they use in their respective jurisdictions what works for them, what doesn’t work for them and bring back those kinds of ideas back to the police department,” said Brodt.

Brodt has selected courses in the psychology of leadership, psychology of communications, crisis negotiation and just general communication skills. He will then take the knowledge learned at the academy back to the Utica Police Department.

The FBI Academy runs from Jan. 10 to Mar. 17.