Sullivan completes training

Lt. Jay Sullivan, of the Zachary Police Department, was one of 256 law enforcement officers that recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

The 235th session included men and women from all over the United States and 26 international countries.

"The people that I met and the experience, as well as the education I received, has given me a whole new outlook on law enforcement," said Sullivan.

The academy, highly regarded and internationally known for its academic excellence, trains officers for the executive level of law enforcement.

Held at the FBI Academy, the program offers 11 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.

Sullivan, who always wanted to be in law enforcement, says that that "the program is considered to be the most prestigious law enforcement training academy in the country."

Indeed, only two officers from the ZPD have trained there, Sullivan and Captain David McDavid. Sullivan, who began working for the ZPD in '91, is married with two kids and resides in Zachary.

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