Glen Ridge

National Academy

National Academy

The Glen Ridge Police Department is proud to have supported the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and over the years has sent supervisory personnel to this prestigious 11 week school held at the FBI Academy in the US Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. The following are the graduates and session numbers attended.

Session Name
73 Arthur A. Robichaud, Chief of Police
117 Kenneth R. Swain, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety
215 John R. Magnier, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, 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.

Training for the program is 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.

Less than 1/2 of 1% of law enforcement officers in the United States are afforded the opportunity to attend the National Academy program. A total of 37,740 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. Of this number, approximately 22,667 are still active in law enforcement work.