Duluth police officer completes FBI training

DULUTH -- A Duluth police officer recently completed training at the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.

Lt. Jackie Hood completed the 252nd session of the academy, graduating with 267 other law enforcement officers from 49 states. The class also included officers from the District of Columbia, 27 international countries, four military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.

"I am very proud of Lt. Jackie Hood for her dedication to expand her knowledge by attending and graduating from the FBINA," Duluth Police Chief Randy Belcher said. "It is a privilege and honor for law enforcement officers throughout the world to attend the F.B.I.N.A. The training course not only allows the officers to receive exceptional training, but it gives them the opportunity to make life-long friends and professional contacts around the world. There is no doubt in my mind that Lt. Jackie Hood will become an excellent commander in the future."

The internationally lauded program offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers.

According to a press release, the officers have an average of 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.