Chief Deputy Adam Infante of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., according to a news release from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. He is the second ever Dallas County Sheriff’s Office employee to graduate from the program and the first since Sheriff Chad Leonard in 2008.
The news release notes that less than one percent of the active law enforcement officers get selected to attend the program.
The program had 223 law enforcement officers from 48 states graduate this year. The attendees included members of the law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.
The program offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and eventually serve in executive-level positions at their agencies.
According to a press release from the FBI, the program began in 1935 and has a total of 50,808 graduates.