Today, Police Chief John M. Young Jr., announced that Captain
David J. Knight graduated from the FBI National Academy on December 10,
The FBI National Academy is designed to provide advanced training to
law enforcement executives from both the United States and foreign law
enforcement departments. Two hundred sixty-six law enforcement officers
graduated from the 243rd Session of the National Academy representing 50
states, 4 military organizations, 7 federal civilian law enforcement agencies
and 22 foreign countries.
Internationally recognized for its academic excellence, the National
Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, offers ten
(10) weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for
selected officers having proven records as professionals with their agencies.
On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience
and usually return to their agencies to service in executive-level positions.
Since 1972, the National Academy students have been able to earn
undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia.
A total of 44,015 graduates represent the FBI National Academy
since its inception in 1935. Approximately 26,503 are still active in law