Montgomery County Sheriff Office’s Lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy
On December 9, 2022, Sheriff Rand Henderson announced Lieutenant Scott Spencer has graduated as a member of the 284th session of the FBI National Academy. The graduation took place at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on December 8, 2022. Spencer is the eleventh deputy in department history to complete this prestigious program. Nationally, less than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend this program.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten 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.
The 284th session consists of two hundred and thirty-seven law enforcement officers from forty- nine states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 25 countries, 5 military organizations, and 5 federal civilian organizations.
Rand Henderson: “We are proud of Lieutenant Spencer for continuing this legacy in obtaining leadership training of the highest level, and joining a list of distinguished leaders here at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Of the nine in our agency’s history that have completed the FBI National Academy, Spencer will be one of seven people who still serve with this agency.”
Other members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who attended the FBI NA and who are still serving include Captain D. Norris , Captain K. Dunlap , Sheriff Rand Henderson , Major T. Cannon , Specialist J. Hulse , and Chief D. Hall .
About the FBI National Academy:
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 many of the courses offered. A total of 53,908 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.
Source: Steve Squier, Specialist, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services