State Highway Patrol Major Glenn M. McNeill Jr., was one of 230 law enforcement officers who graduated today from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va. McNeill, who is a 22-year veteran, oversees the State Highway Patrol’s Training Academy in Garner.
The 262nd session of the academy consisted of students from law enforcement agencies from 47 states including the District of Columbia, 27 international countries, four military organizations and two federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the program offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers who have proven records as professionals within their agencies. 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 James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.
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.