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Wright named assistant director of field training

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GLYNCO, Ga. — Connie L. Patrick, director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), has announced the selection of Joseph W. “Woody” Wright as assistant director of the Field Training Directorate.

Wright, whose appointment began on June 24, will provide oversight, leadership and direction to the FLETC’s three field sites – located in Charleston, S.C., Cheltenham, Md., and Artesia – from the Artesia facility, according to a recently issued release. Previously, Wright served as the site director in Artesia for nine years.

Wright has been in law enforcement for the past 40 years. He began his career in 1970 as a part-time jailor/dispatcher for the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office in Truth or Consequences, served in the United States Air Force as a law enforcement specialist/narcotic detector dog handler, and was a patrol officer/investigator with the Breese Police Department in Illinois. Wright returned to New Mexico and served as a deputy with the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office before moving to Artesia and serving as an undercover narcotics agent, patrol officer and detective with the Artesia Police Department. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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