Investigative Support Section Commander Graduates from FBI Academy
Issued: January 2, 2013
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) is pleased to announce D/F/Lt. Thomas P. Kish has graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Kish is commander of the MSP Investigative Support Section and was among 264 students who recently graduated from the 250th Session of the FBI National Academy. The 250th Session consisted of men and women from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 24 international countries, three military organizations and four federal civilian organizations.
While attending the FBI Academy, Kish completed 10 weeks of executive leadership, media, law, behavioral science and physical fitness training.
Kish also participated in the 250th Session 'Quantico to DC' swim challenge. This event consisted of a 34-mile pool swim completed over the duration of the 10-week program.
Kish received instruction from FBI Academy staff, special agents and other FBI leaders holding advanced degrees, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field of expertise. This achievement places him among the 46,082 who have attended the National Academy since its inception in July 1935.
Kish enlisted with the MSP in 1995, graduating as a member of the 113th Trooper Recruit School. He was first assigned as a trooper to the Jackson Post and later served with the Southeast Criminal Investigation Division in Livonia working with the Computer Crimes Unit as a digital forensic examiner. In his 17 years with the MSP, Kish has held the ranks of trooper, detective trooper, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant, and detective first lieutenant.
Kish holds a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and also graduated from Michigan State University's 3rd Class of Police Staff and Command. While at the National Academy, he completed coursework toward a post-graduate degree in police administration and public policy.
Kish is a native of Grand Blanc, where he resides with wife Cindy and their four children.