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Ormond Beach Lieutenant graduates from the FBI National Academy.

Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 1:30PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 



Lieutenant Michelle Willis, a twenty-one-year veteran of the Ormond Beach Police Department, was one of two hundred fifty-four law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy on June 9, 2022.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy consists of ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. The FBI National Academy has had 53,435 graduates who have completed training since its inception in 1935 at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, during a regularly scheduled Ormond Beach City Commission Meeting, Mayor Bill Partington and City Commissioners recognized Lieutenant Willis for her accomplishment with a proclamation.

According to a release, throughout Lieutenant Willis’ career, she served in multiple positions, including Community Service Officer, Patrol Officer, Community Outreach Officer, and DARE Instructor. Lieutenant Willis has also worked as the Ormond Beach Police Department's Accreditation Manager, Criminal Investigations Unit Corporal, Evidence Unit Liaison, Patrol Sergeant, Records Supervisor, Administrative Sergeant, and Field Training Officer. Before her law enforcement career, Lieutenant Willis served as a radio repair specialist in the United States Army. After being promoted to Lieutenant on July 3, 2021, she currently serves as a Watch Commander.

Lieutenant Willis holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

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