June 16, 2022

FBI El Paso Announces the Graduation of Two Local Law Enforcement Professionals from the FBI National Academy

EL PASO, TX—FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Downey announces the graduation of two local law enforcement professionals from the FBI National Academy Class #282. Each of the following graduates represents a law enforcement agency based within the 17-county region the FBI El Paso Field Office serves:

  • Lieutenant Correy Harrison, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Caleb Lacey, Odessa Police Department

“Congratulations to Lieutenant Harrison and Lieutenant Lacey on their graduation from the FBI National Academy,” said Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey R. Downey. “Thank you both for your leadership, for your partnership with us at the FBI, and really, for all you do for the citizens of El Paso County and Odessa.”

The FBI National Academy welcomes approximately 265 law enforcement professionals to the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia, for each class. Students represent local, county, tribal, state, military, and federal law enforcement agencies from the United States and more than 150 partner nations. Courses during the rigorous, 10-week program include intelligence theory, terrorism, and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. Students and their respective law enforcement agencies receive tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging, and travel to and from the training facility at no cost.

Since its founding in 1935, more than 53,000 law enforcement professionals graduated from the FBI National Academy. The program originally launched as the “FBI Police Training School” in response to the 1930 Wickersham Commission report recommending standardization and professionalization of law enforcement in the United States through centralized training. At the time, courses included scientific aids in crime detection, preparation of reports, and criminal investigation techniques as well as administration and organization.

To learn more about the FBI National Academy and the nomination process for students, visit https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/national-academy.