EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz has announced that another staff officer of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to attend the prestigious National Academy early next year.
Lt. David W. Joseph, upon recommendation by Hertz, will attend the academy’s 260th session from April through June of 2015 in Quantico, Va. Joseph, 48, of Glen Carbon, has worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years and serves as a patrol division watch commander.
The FBI National Academy is a course of instruction provided to law enforcement command officers worldwide and has graduated thousands since it originated about 60 years ago. It enhances the management qualities of law enforcement personnel and makes them better leaders in the police profession. It is an honor to be selected by the FBI to attend and the selection process is competitive, Hertz said.
Prior academy graduates from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office include Hertz, Maj. Bradley D. Wells, former Chief Deputies Dennis L. Fischer, John D. Lakin and Ewin G. Knezevich; and current deputies Cap. Thomas M. Dixon, Capt. William Dimitroff, Capt. Eric B. Decker, Capt. Marc B. Mclemore, and Lt. Gary E. Burns.
“Lieutenant Joseph is a fine and dedicated law enforcement professional and is very deserving in his selection to attend the F.B.I. Academy,” Hertz said. “He will represent Madison County and the Sheriff’s Office well during his studies at the academy and will bring a wealth of knowledge back to the office upon his graduation next year. I wish him only the very best.”