Holyoke police chief to attend FBI training

Mayor Morse said the FBI covers most of the costs associated with the training.

Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger is seen here during a 2014 interview with 22News

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announced Monday that the city’s police chief has been accepted to the FBI National Academy in Virginia.

“This professional course of study is considered the, ‘West Point for Law Enforcement,'” Morse said.

Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger is scheduled to attend the academy from April 4 to June 10. There, he will join other leaders of state and local police, sheriffs’ departments, military police organizations and federal law enforcement agencies and study constitutional and criminal law, behavioral science, forensic science, leadership development, communication and health and fitness.

Mayor Morse said he already interviewed four captains at the Holyoke Police Department and plans on naming one of them as acting chief while Chief Neiswanger is away.


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