Police officer graduates from Quantico

Published 10:26 pm Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Suffolk Police Lt. Timothy Duncan graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico on Sept. 12.

The 234th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 24 countries, three military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.

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On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.

Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.

The graduating officers were represented by the class spokesperson, Deputy Chief Gerald L. Herman, of the Topeka Kansas Police Department. A total of 41,948 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. Of this number, approximately 24,436 are still active in law enforcement work.

Duncan leads C-Squad Sector One of the department. He is married to emergency communications operator Nicole Duncan. They have two children, Lauren Duncan Banks and Joseph, and a new grandson, Kenneth Banks III.