UCCS Police Chief Marc Pino will be one of 16 law enforcement personnel from Colorado and Wyoming to participant in an advanced professional course to improve the administration of justice in police departments at the FBI National Academy. Pino will start the 10-week program Oct. 1, 2018, at the FBI’s training facility in Quantico, Virginia.
“I’m honored to be selected for this prestigious program and learn from some of the best in the nation,” Pino said. “We’ll be able to further enhance our relationships with federal law enforcement departments and bring back the best practices to further enhance the safety on campus.”
Pino was nominated by the local FBI field office for his work as a terrorism liaison officer for the last seven years. He was named the seventh police chief of the UCCS Police Department in June 2017 and is an 11-year veteran of the department.
Pino will join 219 other law enforcement personnel from the United States and international partner nations. He will study intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. He will also participate in a range of leadership and specialized training, where personnel will share ideas, techniques and experiences.
The FBI National Academy started in 1935 by Director J. Edgar Hoover to standardize and professionalize police departments across the United States. Nominations are often submitted and denied multiple times before acceptance because of the limit of 220 people per session.
Deputy Chief Clay Garner will be acting chief during the 10-week period.
The UCCS Police Department employs 17 sworn, state-certified and commissioned peace officers in addition to five campus service and housing security officers. Officers are also cross-commissioned with the Colorado Springs Police Department. The department enforces municipal and state laws on campus and in the surrounding neighbors through an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Colorado Springs.