FBI Director James Comey, left, presents a certificate to Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera. Courtesy/LAPD
Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera has graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.
The 259th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 24 International Countries, six military organizations and five 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. 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.
FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony and presented each member with their certificate.
While at the academy Wardlow-Herrera completed the Yellow Brick Road 6.1 mile obstacle course run (Yellow Brick), swam 34 miles over the 10-week period (Blue Brick), and took 2nd place in the FBI’s Best Bench competition (350 pounds).
A total of 48,118 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, approximately 16,683 are still active in law enforcement work.