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Capt. Curtis Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy on Friday.
Moore was one of five North Carolina law enforcement officers to complete the 10-week course — described as one of the most prestigious police command schools in the world — in Qauntico, Virginia.
“As FBI National Academy graduates, these officers enter into a select group made up of less than 1 percent of the country’s law enforcement officers,” FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a news release.
Officers must be nominated and invited by the FBI in order to become cadets.
Academy cadets completed coursework in law, behavioral science, terrorism and understanding terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication and health and fitness.
“The FBI National Academy has long been a benchmark for professional continuing education for law enforcement officers,” Lynch said. “Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories and from over 150 partner nations. Police officers who attend the academy return to their communities better prepared to meet criminal challenges.”
Joining Moore as graduates of FBI National Academy No. 275 are Princeton Police Chief Tyrone Sutton of Johnston County; Wake County sheriff’s Capt. Edward McCormack; Capt. Roy Sisk of the Matthews Police Department in Mecklenburg County; and Assistant Chief Donnie Hensley of the Forest City Police Department in Rutherford County.
The academy begun in 1935 with an initial enrollment of 23 cadets. It now enrolls more than 1,000 law enforcement officers each year, according to the FBI.