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A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 4/27/07                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Investigative Academy Begins


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will begin its 13th Investigative Academy April 30th.  More than two dozen recruits will learn advanced investigative techniques employed by bureau agents.  The 11-week-long academy will be split into two five-and-a-half week sessions. 

The first session will include classes in oil field theft, courtroom testimony, and electronic telephone tracking.  Agents will get hands on field training during these classes.  The second half, which starts October 3rd, will focus on arrest techniques, active shooters, serving high risk search warrants and tactical shooting.   The leading expert in homicide investigations, Tom Bevel, also will teach a two week class 

In between the two sessions of this academy, OSBI recruits without CLEET certification will enter the CLEET academy in Ada.  The OSBI Investigative Academy, once completed, will add more than 400 hours to the basic CLEET certification, making bureau agents the best trained criminal investigators in the state.

Graduation is set for November 9th at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.