Palm Bay Police Chief Leads FBI National Academy Associates
By Space Coast Daily // August 21, 2012
Distinct Law Enforcement Honor
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police Chief Doug Muldoon of Palm Bay has been sworn in as the incoming president of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) and will begin his one year term in January 2013.
The election to the post puts Palm Bay on the international stage and opens the door for additional resources, training and assistance from the highest caliber professionals in law enforcement.
Muldoon was sworn in on July 31 at the organization’s annual training conference which was held in Grapevine, Texas.
His duties as president will include providing guidance and leadership in the development and promotion of new training programs and resources for law enforcement professionals.
Muldoon plans to promote Palm Bay’s successful model of building public-private partnerships in applying the latest commercial technologies to the law enforcement arena.
“Our successful programs with DNA and tele-medicine, and other public-private partnerships is something I plan to promote internationally,” Muldoon said. “This position will not only facilitate additional resources for us here, but will allow us to become the model around the globe.”
He has been affiliated with the FBINAA for more than 20 years and graduated from the 153rd Session in June 1988.
Eight Palm Bay officers have since graduated from the program with a ninth scheduled to enter the program next month.
Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process from a pool of candidates from around the U.S., and from more than 150 international partner nations.
“We are fortunate to have Chief Muldoon serving in this capacity,” said Palm Bay City Manager Sue Hann. “The networking alone opens so many doors for our community and we look forward to new and exciting opportunities as a result of this assignment.”
Muldoon began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1976 and was appointed as Police Chief for Pal Bay in April 2011. He has worked in all sections of the agency and has served on the senior staff of the department since 1983.
The FBINAA is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 18,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing communities, states, countries and the profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.
There are 44 domestic chapters in the U.S. and Canada and four international chapters in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.