About Us


The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 18,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information. We are the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world and are dedicated to strengthening the rule of law around the globe. Some of our members have given their lives in carrying out these responsibilities.

From its inception in 1935, the FBI National Academy has long been a vital element in the continuing improvement of law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation throughout the world. The National Academy and the FBI National Academy Associates provide a wide range of leadership and specialized training, as well as an opportunity for professional law enforcement officials to share ideas, techniques, and experiences. President John F. Kennedy realised the value in sharing this learning and networking experience with the international community. In 1964 the FBI National Academy began including international law enforcement executives as attendees.

Membership in the Association is limited only to those law enforcement leaders who have completed the FBI’s prestigious National Academy Program. The Association’s forty-eight Chapters, forty-four domestic and four international, are the heart and soul of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

One of these International Chapters is the Asia Pacific Chapter which was formally founded in 1986.  Under the leadership of Chapter President Deputy Director General Vasit Dejkunjorn assisted by Colonel Thasanai Prajanuraka of the Royal Thai Police and Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Evans of the West Australia Police Force a retrainer was held at the Grand Palace Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand.  At this Retrainer attendees made a formal request to Association President Richard Amiott to establish the Chapter. 


Retrainers were to be held every two years.  From 2005 retrainers were hosted annually in different countries around the Asia Pacific Region.  The Retrainers are supported by many Local, Chapter and Association sponsors who we welcome as partners of the largest law enforcement network in the Asia Pacific Region.