VCSO: Sheriff's Lt. Brian Henderson graduates from FBI Academy

Photo for Headline Surfer® / VCSO Lt. Brian Henderson is shown above in this March 18 photo opp from the the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Henderson is among 230 law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

The 263rd Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states, the District of Columbia, 27 international countries, four military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.

FBI Director James Comey was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony that took place on March 18.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy program offers 10 weeks of advanced communications, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. More than 49,000 people have graduated from the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. Academy graduates often return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Himself a graduate of the FBI Academy, retiring Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said he was very proud of his 33-year-old lieutenant, who has been with the VCSO for 14 years, telling Headline Surfer®: “Brian should be commended for his dedication and commitment to the highest standards of the law enforcement profession.”

“This is the type of advanced training that helps position the Sheriff’s Office to meet the challenges of the future,” Sheriff Johnson added.

VCSO Sheriff Ben Johnson / Headline Surfer®Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, who is not seeking re-election in favor of retiring after 16 years in elective post, is himself a graduate of the FBI Academy, like his lieutenant, Brian Henderson, who graduated earlier this month.

Johnson said he was very proud of his 33-year-old lieutenant, who has been with the VCSO for 14 years, telling Headline Surfer®: “Brian should be commended for his dedication and commitment to the highest standards of the law enforcement profession."

Johnson Continued, "This is the type of advanced training that helps position the Sheriff's Office to meet the challenges of the future."

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.