FBI Memphis
Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Clement-Webb
June 12, 2024

Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Graduate From the FBI National Academy

MEMPHIS, TN—The FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, graduated 201 law enforcement officers, including five from Tennessee:

  • Captain Richard Frazier, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Anthony Leonard, Cookeville Police Department
  • Captain Nevin Long, Knoxville Police Department
  • Lieutenant Phillip Penny, Memphis Police Department
  • Lieutenant Betsy “Nikki” Shaver, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

These officers were among the men and women from 46 states and the District of Columbia who completed the 10 weeks of training and became the 290th class to graduate. The class also included members of law enforcement agencies from 24 countries, five military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

The FBI Memphis Field Office and the FBI Knoxville Field Office congratulate the five members of the law enforcement community in Tennessee for completing this comprehensive training.

A total of 55,186 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.