APD Participates in FBI NAA Conference
APD was asked to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies at the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) conference held in Washington, D.C. this year. The FBI NAA chairperson stated that this was the largest conference ever and the first one to be held in D.C.
The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.
K9 Explosive Detection Trainers Course
On August 4, APD officers completed the Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) Trainer Course conducted by VWK9 in Anniston, Alabama. These officers have over 30-years of combined canine experience and graduated with an additional skill set that will benefit our department.
The rigorous program included 160-hours of specialized EDD trainer instruction, canine selection and procurement, odor imprinting methods, and K-9 trouble shooting. The course instructors and executive staff praised our officers for the experience they shared and for their professionalism. These newly certified trainers will take their newly acquired skills to their respective divisions and will continue to bring the Amtrak K-9 Unit to the next level.
APD Assists at Samsung Promotional Event
On July 27, the APD offered its assistance at a Samsung promotional event in Washington Union Station. Samsung marketed a new phone to visitors and also launched the opening of its Samsung Mobile Galaxy Studio inside the station.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, actor and rapper Nick Cannon and singer Martina McBride were also on site to help celebrate the event.
APD officers assisted with crowd control and provided for the safety and security of attendees, Amtrak passengers, employees and patrons during the event. A special thanks to the officers who participated in this multi-agency deployment to keep the public safe.
Officers Attend Funeral of Fallen Trooper
On July 18, APD officers from the Harrisburg field office attended a funeral service for Pennsylvania Trooper Michael Stewart, III.
Trooper Stewart died in a motor vehicle accident while on duty, when his marked cruiser collided with a garbage truck in the morning of July 14. Trooper Stewart had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for three and a half years.
The service at Holy Family Church in Latrobe, was attended by over 1,000 officers from 20 states and Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf.