Kansas State University Police lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Police Department's Lt. Jessica Brooks is one of 228 law enforcement officers to graduate from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia, on June 7.
"Being selected for the FBI National Academy Program is a remarkable honor," Police Chief Ronnie Grice said. "Lt. Brooks is the third officer in K-State Police Department history to be selected. Fewer than 1 percent of law enforcement officers worldwide will ever attend the National Academy. The value that her participation and graduation bring to her career, the K-State Police Department and Kansas State University is immeasurable because the education is second to none."
The 10-week program helps individuals with exceptional law enforcement experience improve their communication, leadership and fitness training, while also providing undergraduate or graduate credit hours through the University of Virginia. Participants in the 268th session of the FBI National Academy came from 47 states and the District of Columbia, 24 countries, five military organizations and seven federal civilian organizations.
"From the challenging academics ranging from cyberthreats to counterterrorism to the physical fitness regimen, the program was both challenging and rewarding," Brooks said. "In addition to the academics, the contacts I made with law enforcement professionals throughout the U.S. and abroad are a valuable asset that I bring back to the department."
Brooks has been with the university police department since 2006 and oversees police patrol operations. She is a graduate of Hays High School and has a Bachelor of Science from Fort Hays State University.