National Executive Institute Associates
The FBI National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA) is a private, non-profit organization, with a membership of more than 1300 chief executives of the largest law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. Representing a broad range of key Federal, state and local agencies, these top officials are all graduates of the FBI’s National Executive Institute (NEI), an intensive, three-week leadership training program held at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Established in 1976 in response to the Major Cities Chiefs’ Association’s (MCCA’s) request for a program designed specifically for the Nation’s highest ranking law enforcement executives, NEI soon opened its classes to international students. Today, 37 classes have graduated from NEI, which is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier law enforcement leadership training programs. NEIA Established for Graduates. In 1980, with the goals of providing continuing education and research findings and to enhance professionalism among their peers, a group of dedicated NEI graduates established NEIA. Among its myriad activities, NEIA now conducts training conferences in partnership with MCCA and the Major County Sheriffs’ Association (MCSA); publishes the quarterly newsletter, NEIA Connections; presents the annual Penrith Award to a member for excellence in law enforcement leadership and administration; and grants the annual Monroe Scholarship to a member’s child who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.