NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO –
Two hundred and thirty law enforcement officers graduated on March 18th, 2016 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jason Kennedy was among those who graduated that day. According to the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigations the 263rd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 27 international countries, four military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.
“The FBI National Academy is a great personal sacrifice and professional accomplishment.” Sheriff Spurlock says. “I am very proud to announce his graduation.”
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally for their fields of expertise.