Chief Hedberg Graduates FBI National Academy
Collier County Sheriff's Office
A member of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has joined the ranks of those who have completed an elite law enforcement training academy.
Chief Michael Hedberg was one of 227 law enforcement officers from around the world who graduated from the 267th session of the FBI’s National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.
The prestigious 10-week program, held at the FBI Academy, focused on advanced communication, leadership, and fitness programs for top professionals in the field.
FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.
Graduates represented 48 states and 25 countries. They included representatives from three military organizations and eight federal civilian organizations. The participants average 21 years of law enforcement experience and most return to executive-level jobs. Since 1935, the academy has graduated a total of 45,913 people.
Graduates earn college credits through the University of Virginia.
Chief Hedberg serves as general counsel and head of the Legal and Court Services Department under Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, providing legal services to CCSO in numerous areas that have an impact on the agency’s operations.
Chief Hedberg provides training to agency members and the public, and is an adjunct professor at Barry University, teaching in the areas of public law, administration and employment law for business. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Collier County Bar Association, Thomas Biggs Inns of Court, and the Florida Association of Police Attorneys.
Originally from Chicago, Chief Hedberg came to Naples in 1982 after serving overseas in the Navy. He began his career with CCSO in 1987 as a certified deputy in Road Patrol. He went on to work in the Criminal Investigations Division, where he worked in the property crimes and violent crimes bureaus.
Prior to graduating from Stetson University College of Law, Chief Hedberg received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He is active in the community, working in and promoting youth sports programs, serving on the boards of North Naples Little League, Naples Hurricanes football and cheerleading programs, and Barron Collier High School Sports Boosters. He has also served on the school advisory council and as a board member of Drug Free Collier.