September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Lieutenant Brad Jager graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated from the 277th session which included members of law enforcement agencies from thirty-four countries, five military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations. The academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Lt. Jager has a proven record of professionalism at RCPD, making him eligible to attend. The FBI says after the training, officers typically return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. 

“Being selected demonstrates existing leadership skills coupled with the expectation of continued professional growth with the added benefit of gaining a new global perspective,” Director Dennis Butler said. “This perspective develops a deeper understanding of how crime in other places can affect Riley County and how we can work more effectively with other law enforcement partners during times of crisis.”

A total of 52,282 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.

Current RCPD officers who have graduated from the FBI National Academy include:

  • Director Dennis Butler –2005, Session #223
  • Investigations Division Captain Tim Hegarty – 2009, Session #238
  • Support Division Captain Erin Freidline –2016 Session #264