Published September 21, 2019
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — The Mashantucket Tribal Police Department is proud to announce the recent graduation of Captain George Potts from the 277th Session of the FBI National Academy on September 12, 2019. “Captain Potts is the first tribal police officer in the State of Connecticut to graduate from this prestigious academy, and we couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. “With public safety being one of our Tribal Council’s highest priorities, we’ve intentionally employed some of the region’s finest law enforcement officers, among whom Captain Potts sets a very fine example of service.”
“We are very proud of Captain George Potts and are looking forward to having him back at work where he is sure to continue to excel,” said William Dittman, Chief of Police for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
“It was truly an honor to represent the Tribe and the State of Connecticut at the Academy,” Potts said. “I want to thank my Department for this opportunity as well as my family for making it possible to be away for ten weeks of training.”
The National Academy is a 10-week Law Enforcement Leadership Course offering a variety of classes related to current issues and trends. Participants in the Academy represented all fifty states, federal law enforcement agencies, the US Military, and 36 law enforcement leaders from around the world.
To attend the course the participant must first be nominated by another law enforcement leader. They are then vetted and selected by a FBI representative. Captain Potts was one of only three participants from the State of Connecticut who completed a series of courses including Behavioral Science, Media Relations, Essentials for Law Enforcement Leaders, At Risk Employees and Fitness. He also attended a series of lectures on a variety of topics, including bias and wellness.