First Sergeant Jerry Holeman along with two hundred and twenty-two law enforcement officers graduated on December 15, 2017 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA. The 270th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and woman from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 20 international countries, three military organizations and four federal civilian agencies.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 11 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agency. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray was the principle speaker for the ceremony along with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 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.
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.
The graduating officers were represented by the class spokesperson, Craig Wiles, Drug Enforcement Administration, New Orleans, Louisiana. A total of 50,587 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.
Holeman is a graduate of North White High School in Monon, IN and went on to spend 6 years in the United States Marine Corp before joining the Indiana State Police. He lives in White County with his family.