FBI Columbia
Public Affairs Officer Kevin Wheeler
803-551-4200 - columbiamedia@fbi.gov
December 7, 2023

Two South Carolina Law Enforcement Leaders Graduate From FBI National Academy

QUANTICO, VA—Two South Carolina law enforcement professionals graduated today from the FBI National Academy, Session 288 at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

The graduates are Lt. Jonathan Brock with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Lt. Justin Rogers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The session consisted of 198 men and women from 45 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 24 countries, four military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 11 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks at the ceremony. Class spokesperson Woodrow Hawkins, from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Police, Agency Village, South Dakota represented the graduating officers.

FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits all the National Academy courses offered.

A total of 54,763 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.