Guam – The Judiciary of Guam is proud to announce that Deputy Chief Marshal Joseph Leon Guerrero has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Attendance at the National Academy is by invitation only, following a rigorous process that commences with the nomination of the law enforcement officer and a consideration of factors including the nominee’s excellent character, reputation for professional integrity and excellent physical condition.
The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. According to the FBI website, the Academy’s mission is “to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world.”
Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 international partner nations. The course of study at the National Academy includes: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health/fitness. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, and they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that span state and national lines.
Deputy Chief Marshal Leon Guerrero has been employed with the Judiciary of Guam for over 19 years and since 2001 has been charged with the operations of the Marshals Division. He also serves as the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Systems Officer in Guam and is a member of the FBI CJIS Division’s Western Working Group under the Advisory Policy Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Guam Air National Guard with six years as a Staff Sergeant assigned to the Air Force Support Squadron.
A product of the University of Guam, Leon Guerrero has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration. He is married to Michele S. Leon Guerrero, with whom he has four daughters.