Three Local Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate FBI National Academy
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) El Paso Field Office congratulates three local law enforcement professionals on their graduation from FBI National Academy Class #281. Each of the following graduates represents a law enforcement agency based within the 17-county region the FBI El Paso Field Office serves:
- Major Jeremy Sherrod, Texas Department of Public Safety
- Lieutenant Jerome Washington, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
- Captain John Sikes, Odessa Police Department
The FBI National Academy welcomes approximately 220 law enforcement professionals to the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia, annually. 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 52,700 law enforcement professionals graduated 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.
The goals of the modern FBI National Academy include improving administration of justice in police departments and agencies both at home and abroad and raising law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.
Following graduation, each officer may join the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a dynamic organization of more than 16,000 law enforcement professionals who continue improving the level of competency, cooperation, and integrity among the global law enforcement community.
To learn more about the FBI National Academy, visit https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/national-academy.