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KSP Captain Graduates From FBI National Academy

Date of News Release: 12/27/2017

Captain Jennifer Sandlin  Captain Jennifer Sandlin  Captain Jennifer Sandlin

HAZARD, Ky. (December 20, 2017) - Captain Jennifer Sandlin was one of 222 law enforcement officers that graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on December 15th, 2017. The 270th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states and 20 international countries. President Donald Trump was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers eleven weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. Officers share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that transcend state and national borders. On average, these officers have 21 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. 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. A total of 50, 587 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.

Captain Sandlin is a 14 year veteran of Kentucky State Police and currently serves as post commander of Post 13 in Hazard.