Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Rosevelt Hampton recently graduated from the 275th National FBI Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia which included members of law enforcement agencies from 47 states, including the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, five military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advance 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, Mohomad Feroze Khan, Chesire Constabulary, Winsford, United Kingdom. A total of 51,770 graduates now represent the alumni of theFBI National Academy since it began in 1935.

Captain Hampton has been employed by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office since November 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the patrol unit in January 2004, and then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December 2011. In March of 2019, Hampton was promoted to the rank of Captain and will oversee Patrol District 2.