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Marion County Deputy To Attend FBI National Academy For Training

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Law enforcement in Marion County have a lot more responsibility than people realize.

This can vary from a routine traffic stop to a huge drug bust.

No matter what the case, the times are changing and additional training is necessary.

"We do a lot of things in law enforcement that don't really go with the job," said Chief Deputy Ralph Wright, Marion County Sheriff's Department. "The accident scenes, you're a counselor. There's all kinds of things that go into law enforcement and we need to keep up to date with those."

Arrests, drugs, research, and more.

Law enforcement officers never know what situation they could face day to day.

"Things are changing so much in the world today that we have to send people, as law enforcement agencies we have to send people on a monthly basis to keep up with the evolving crimes," Chief Deputy Wright said.

Chief Deputy Wright is the first official from the Marion County Sheriff's Department to be nominated and accepted into the FBI National Academy in Virginia.

"I was ecstatic whenever I found out I was accepted," he said. "It's something that I believe in law enforcement that anytime you can better yourself, you do it."

Chief Deputy Wright will join 250 officers from around the country for 10 weeks.

He will take classes on drug enforcement, talking to the media, and psychological behavior.

"It's kind of like a college class and stuff like that," Chief Deputy Wright said. "Its based on supervisory and managerial experience."

He said the training will benefit not only him but his department and the community.

"I hope it shows that the Marion County Sheriff's Department is part of the community," Chief Deputy Wright. "We want to build that community. We want to make it a safer place. We are willing to do whatever it takes to do that."

Chief Deputy Wright will begin his training at the FBI Academy in early April.