Kirkland’s Police Captain Cherie Harris graduates from FBI’s National Academy Program
11-week program of advanced investigative, management and fitness training
Captain Cherie Harris of the Kirkland Police Department graduated on December 19, 2014 from the FBI National Academy Program. Participants who represented law enforcement agencies from the United States, international countries, and military and federal organizations, received advanced investigative, management and fitness training. Captain Harris was among 19 females out of a class of 215 who participated in the 258th Session of the Program.
“This is an exceptional professional and personal accomplishment for Captain Harris,” notes Police Chief Eric Olsen. “The coursework is as intense as the physical fitness training. We are very proud to have had Kirkland represented and proud of her achievement.”
Harris completed graduate-level organizational leadership and investigative courses and successfully completed a progressive and rigorous physical fitness program.
Harris was hired by the City of Kirkland in March 2012 as the new Professional Standards Captain. She manages the Criminal Investigations section, SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Team, Training, Policy & Procedure Development, the School Resource Officer and the Neighborhood Resource Officers. Cherie is currently a member of WASPC’s Accreditation Committee and is an Accreditation Assessor. She previously held the position of Deputy Chief in the Monroe Police Department and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Cherie has a B.A. degree in Social Sciences, has attained Executive Level Certification through CJTC and is a graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.