DOÑA ANA COUNTY SHERIFF JUAN HERNANDEZ GRADUATES FROM FBI ACADEMY

DOÑA ANA COUNTY SHERIFF JUAN HERNANDEZ GRADUATES FROM FBI ACADEMY

Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez has graduated with perfect physical and academic scores from the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, Va.

Hernandez began the 10-week training course in late September and graduated Dec. 7, 2001, as part of the academy’s 207th class. He was among 264 certified law enforcement officers who graduated Dec. 7, and he becomes one of a total of 35,031 men and women who have completed the rigors of the academy since its inception in 1935.

Course work at the FBI Academy includes intensive seminars on advanced legal issues, investigation techniques, management and physical training. All graduates of the academy earn either undergraduate or graduate credits from the University of Virginia.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.

Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca praised Hernandez publicly at the Dec. 11 Commission meeting. “We knew all along we had a great sheriff, but now he’s proved himself to be among the best of the best at the national level. On behalf of all the residents of Doña Ana County who benefit from his dedication, his training and his commitment to law enforcement, I congratulate him on a stellar performance at the FBI Academy.”

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.