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Detective David Osborne of the Boone Police Department is recognized by Police Chief Dana Crawford and Mayor Loretta Clawson. Photo courtesy of Boone Police Department.

Originally published: 2013-02-20 18:02:14
Last modified: 2013-02-20 18:03:00

Boone detective earns investigations certificate

by Staff Reports

Detective David Osborne of the Boone Police Department recently completed the Criminal Investigations Certificate program through the N.C. Justice Academy, the department announced Wednesday.

Osborne joined the Boone Police Department in December 2003 and was initially assigned to the patrol division before being promoted to the criminal investigations division in May 2005.

Osborne specializes in financial crimes but has experience in investigating every type of crime. He also serves as a defensive tactics instructor with the Boone Police Department.

"Detective Osborne achieved this award through hard work and perseverance," said Capt. Andy Le Beau, commander of the criminal investigations division. "David is a man of high integrity and a true servant to the citizens of Boone."

The Criminal Investigations Certificate program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to investigating crimes in their respective communities. Upon completion of the program, officers will have mastered several important aspects of criminal investigations and related topics, thus achieving a high level of professionalism for themselves and their department.

The program requires the participant to be a sworn law enforcement officer and have at least two years of experience investigating crimes. In addition, participants are required to have their agency head's approval to participate in the program because of the time spent away from the agency in efforts to obtain the training needed to complete the program. The certificate program requires 500 hours of training with a focus on criminal investigations.

The North Carolina Justice Academy, with campuses located in Salemburg and Edneyville, develops and conducts training courses for local and state law enforcement professionals. The academy provides training and technical assistance for law enforcement professionals through the five centers of the training division: investigations, legal, management, commission/in-service and tactical/traffic. The academy is a division of the N.C. Department of Justice under the administration of Attorney General Roy Cooper.