Lieutenant Michael Kochis (courtesy photo)

Alexandria Police Lieutenant Michael Kochis graduated from session 274 of the FBI National Academy on Dec. 14, 2018. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for US and international law enforcement managers. Participation is by invitation only through a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory and from international partner nations.

Lieutenant Kochis is the commander of the Vice/Narcotics Section and the President of the Alexandria Police Commanders Association within the police department. Lieutenant Kochis joined the police department in 2004. During his tenure with the department he was assigned as a street crimes Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, property crimes Sergeant, crimes against persons Sergeant and Patrol Watch Commander.

Lieutenant Kochis has been working on initiatives to address the opioid crisis within Alexandria, which has been a very rewarding part of his career. He, along with the team of investigators, was awarded the Kiwanis Officer of the Year award as a result of the serial murder investigation involving Charles Severance.  His recent work with the Opioid Workgroup helps address the opioid epidemic on the local level.

Lieutenant Kochis joins the following current Alexandria police commanders who have also completed the FBI National Academy: Chief Michael L. Brown, Captain Chris Wemple, Captain Shahram Fard, Captain Don Hayes, Captain Shirl Mammarella, Captain Monica Lisle, and Lieutenant Michael May.