DURANT, Okla. -- Police attend training seminars all throughout the year, but it's not everyday that officers get detailed training from the FBI.
The Durant Police Department hosted the FBI National Academy Alumni Association Training Seminar at the Choctaw Inn. Officers from Durant and several other local departments attended the meeting.
Major Rick Adams of Oklahoma Highway Patrol is also vice president of the the FBI alumni association and says it's an exciting opportunity for officers to see how other departments handle investigations.
Friday's speaker, Agent Ray Lundin, was an investigator on the famous ‘BTK’ murder case. Lundin talked to the men about how his department handled the leads, forensics, and psychology of the investigation.
Major Adams says learning new techniques is part of the job.
"As law enforcement officers, we cannot live in the past, so we have to change with the times and learn to use the techniques today... And do whatever we can to try to improve our skills in law enforcement to so we can protect the public," Adams says.
Over 40 officers attended Friday’s event and Durant Police Chief Gary Rudick says it was an honor to host the training, which he says raises the professional standards for law enforcement.