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Mosley gets rare distinction of attending FBI Academy
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McMinnville Police Detective Lt. Nichole Mosley has become part of an elite group of law enforcement officers as she begins training at the FBI Academy in Quanitico, Va.“I can almost count the local officers who have been to the FBI Academy on one hand,” said McMinnville Police Chief Bryan Denton, who is a 2008 graduate of the FBI Academy. “It’s a pretty big thing since less than 1 percent of officers in the world get to go there.”Locally, Denton said he is joined as a graduate from the FBI Academy by longtime General Sessions Judge Larry Ross (DA investigator at the time of his attendance), TBI director Mark Gwyn (who was a field agent with the TBI at the time), former Police Chief Charlie Sewell (who was in Georgia at the time), Ed Yager (who was chief deputy under Eldridge Youngblood at the time), and former police Capt. Dan Mathias.Mosley, who began classes Tuesday, is one of 224 students participating in the academy for this 10-week term. There are representatives from all 50 states and 23 countries.Denton said one of the biggest benefits is the contacts he made not only with other law enforcement around the country, but those around the world.“I still stay in contact with many of them,” Denton said, noting they have a nationwide network where they share information and ideas.