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FCSO lieutenant trains with FBI
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Forsyth County News
A Forsyth County Sheriff’s lieutenant has graduated from the FBI National Academy.

Matthew Allen joined law enforcement officers from all 50 states, as well as 20 countries, four military organizations and four federal civilian organizations in a March ceremony at the academy in Quantico, Va.

Allen supervises the sheriff’s special victims, crime scene and victim advocate units.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Robbie Hamrick, Maj. Paul Taylor, Capts. Mark Hoffman and Ron Freeman and Deputy Steven Martin are also academy graduates.

Hamrick served in 1996 as national president of the FBI National Academy Associates. Freeman is currently first vice president of the Georgia chapter of associates.

According to the sheriff’s office, the program offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for those who have proven records as professionals within their agencies.

Participants have an average of 19 years of experience in law enforcement and return to their agencies to serve in executive level posts.