GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich Police Chief James J. Heavey graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on Friday.
The 264th 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, 21 international countries, four military organizations and eight federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 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 in their fields of expertise.
Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered. The graduating officers were represented by the class spokesperson, Donald F. Tuten, II, chief of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida.
A total of 49,234 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.