December 19, 2023 (Moscow, Idaho) — Moscow Police Department Captain Anthony Dahlinger graduated as a member of the 288th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on December 7, 2023. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program. 

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

The 288th session consisted of one hundred and ninety-eight graduating law enforcement officers and consisted of men and women from 45 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 24 countries, four military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

Of Captain Dahlinger’s achievement, Chief Fry says, Captain Anthony Dahlinger attended Session 288 of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. This 10-week leadership academy is a coveted training opportunity amongst police command-level officers. The FBINAA helps prepare command officers to lead their department, their city, and their community with professionalism and knowledge. During his time at the Academy, Captain Dahlinger earned 18 graduate-level credits through the University of Virginia and was entrenched in an environment of leadership education. I am proud of Captain Dahlinger for seeking out this excellent learning opportunity, which I was fortunate to attend in 2019. The Moscow Police Department has a rich history of sending command officers through this once-in-a-lifetime training. We appreciate the City of Moscow’s continued support of command officers by allowing them to attend this prestigious leadership opportunity provided by the FBI National Academy.”

About Captain Anthony Dahlinger

Captain Anthony Dahlinger is a native of Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Crime and Justice Studies and a minor in Sociology. He has over 1,467 hours of additional law enforcement training. He started his law enforcement career as a detention deputy with the Latah County Sheriff’s Office and was later transferred to patrol. Captain Dahlinger was hired by the Moscow Police Department in 2011 as a Patrol Officer and has been promoted through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and Captain. He has also worked as a Breath Testing Specialist, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, and Detective. He currently serves on the Latah Recovery Center Board of Directors and is an Assistant Coach of the WSU Men’s Rugby Football Club. Captain Dahlinger enjoys many Idaho outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, golfing, and adventure motorcycle riding.  He has a passion for travel and loves experiencing new places, cultures, and foods with his family. 

The FBI National Academy provides specialized training from instructors, special agents, and other advanced-level staff, many of whom are internationally recognized in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have earned undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered. A total of 54,763 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.