YPD’s Roberson graduates from FBI National Academy

Maj. Zach Roberson

Yukon Police Maj. Zach Roberson has graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.

Roberson was among 238 law enforcement officers who graduated June 8 in Quantico, Va.

The 286th session of the FBI National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states and the District of Columbia.

The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 25 countries, five military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend.

On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields.

Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits all of the National Academy courses offered.

A total of 54,366 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.

The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.