Maple Grove Police Sgt. Adam Lindquist was among the 208 law enforcement officers to graduate from the 254th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, 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.
FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.
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, Danny Presley, a captain with the Texarkana Police Department, Texarkana, Texas. A total of 47,034 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, approximately 29,521 are still active in law enforcement work.