Newark Police Officer Graduates From FBI National Academy

The Newark Police Department announced the graduation of Lieutenant Fred Nelson from the 276th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

The FBI National Academy provides advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training to law enforcement executives. Following a rigorous ten-week academic program, Lieutenant Nelson was honored at a ceremony held on June 7th. Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered remarks at the ceremony.

This National Academy class session was attended by law enforcement men and women from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The class also included members of law enforcement agencies from 35 countries, five military organizations, and seven federal civilian organizations.

The mission of the FBI National Academy is “to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world.”

Lieutenant Nelson is the 17th officer from the Newark Police Department to graduate from the National Academy since its inception in 1935.

Lieutenant Nelson is a 19-year veteran of the Newark Police Department and is currently the commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.