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Fayetteville Lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy
Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today Lieutenant Doug Pope has completed the 256th Session of the FBI National Academy Program.
Two hundred and twenty-one law enforcement officers graduated March 28th, 2014, from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. This academy class consisted of men and women representing 47 states, the District of Columbia, 23 international countries, 5 military organizations and 2 federal civilian organizations.
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. 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.
FBI Director James Comey, was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony. Graduating officers were represented by the class spokesman, D. F. Pace, a lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A total of 47,429 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. Of this number, approximately 29,741 are still active in law enforcement work.
Pope has worked for the Fayetteville Police Department for 19 years. He, his wife Karen and their three children currently reside in West Fork.
Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Pope on his graduation from this celebrated academy.