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Local MSP commander graduates from FBI academy

Misty Birgy is head of Traverse narcotics team in the Seventh District
Det./Lt. Misty Birgy has graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

CADILLAC, Mich. - The Michigan State Police (MSP) is pleased to announce that Det./Lt. Misty Birgy has graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Birgy is the Traverse Narcotics Team Commander within the Seventh District. She was among the chosen few to attend the 290th Session of the National Academy which marks the 200th session held at the FBI academy building. The 290th session consisted of 201 men and women from 24 countries, five military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

While attending the academy, Birgy completed 10 weeks of training in executive leadership and management. This consisted of critical incident management, media, wellness, and physical fitness. In addition, she participated in the leadership challenge. Birgy received instruction from FBI academy staff, special agents, and other leaders holding advanced degrees, many of whom are internationally recognized in their expertise.

This achievement places her among 55,186 graduates who have attended the academy since its inception in July 1935. Students obtain undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia.

Birgy enlisted with the department in 1998, graduating as a member of the 117th Trooper Recruit School. After graduation, she was initially assigned as a trooper to the Newaygo Post. In 2011 she transferred to the Cadillac Post. She promoted within the Seventh District to Det./Sgt. for the Traverse Narcotics Team and then promoted to her current position as Det./Lt. for TNT in 2022.

Birgy holds a Master of Science degree from Ferris State University with a major in criminal justice administration. Birgy was born and raised in Grand Traverse County and currently resides in Northern Michigan with her husband and two children.