Knoxville Police Department Officer Honored for Top Performance during Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy

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Eric Vreeland
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Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville Police Department Officer Honored for Top Performance during Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy

Posted: 10/20/2014
October 20, 2014 - Knoxville Police Department Officer David Ogle received top honors during the Third Session of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy. The academy concluded with an awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 17.

Officer Ogle was the first Knoxville Police Department officer to attend the newly created TBI state academy. The six-week long academy covers multiple areas of instruction including forensic anthropology, leadership, firearms training, undercover drug operations, and crime scene investigation photography. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was the key presenter during a special class on constitutional law. In addition, attendees must participate in grueling physical fitness activities.

Officer Ogle received the TBI Director Mark Gwyn Award for completing the academy with the highest honors among class attendees. Officer Ogle was selected as class president and finished the session with a 103 average.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said, "Officer Ogle has set the bar high for future KPD state academy attendees. Officer Ogle worked tirelessly throughout the session and due to his commitment to the department, his work will pay big dividends to the citizens of Knoxville."