OCEAN CITY, MD – (December 18, 2018): Ocean City Police Lieutenant Greg DeGiovanni graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 274th Session in Quantico, Va., on Friday, December 16, 2018. Lt. DeGiovanni was among 249 law enforcement officers from all 50 states, 23 international countries, five military organizations, and seven federal civilian organizations.
The Academy began in October and consisted of eleven weeks of training focused on topics such as criminal law, behavioral science, leadership development, police communication, understanding terrorism and terrorist mindsets, and health and fitness. As an FBI National Academy graduate, Lt. DeGiovanni enters into a select group made up of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers.
“We are very proud of Lt. DeGiovanni for this accomplishment. After enduring the arduous ten-week course, he is even more prepared to help us move the Ocean City Police Department forward,” said Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “I look forward to Lt. DeGiovanni’s continued contributions to our department and our community.”
Prior to joining the Ocean City Police Department, Lt. DeGiovanni served with the United States Army from 1986 to 1989 then with the Army Reserves from 1990 to 2000. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Frostburg State University and graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in 1997 before joining the Cumberland Police Department in 1997. He joined the Ocean City Police Department in 2000 and earned his way through the ranks to Lieutenant in April 2018. He serves the department as a firearms, defensive tactics, and active shooter instructor. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as the Evening Shift Watch Commander.