Police Officer Graduates From FBI Academy

Contact: Kathy Johnson

 

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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.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2005) -- University of Kentucky Police Major Joe Monroe was one of 244 law enforcement officers from around the world who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va. in March.

In doing so, Monroe became one of only 50 brothers to graduate from the Academy out of 37,990 graduates since the Academy began in 1935. His brother, James Monroe, a captain in the Danville Police Department, graduated last year.

The program offered 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. Training was provided by 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.

“I received training at the FBI Academy in various areas that will prove valuable in the management and operations of the UK Police Department,” Monroe said. “Considering UK essentially is a city within the larger city of Lexington, training in advanced investigation and operational procedures is important to the university police department.”

Joe Monroe is the first UK Police officer to graduate from the FBI National Academy in more than 10 years. “One of the goals of UK Police is more professional development,” he said. “A number of commanding officers have attended the Criminal Justice Executive Development Program at Eastern Kentucky University; Lt. Tiua Chilton has attended the Northwestern Staff and Command School; and Lt. Greg Hall is attending the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.”


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