Fort Smith, AR - The Fort Smith Police Department is proud to announce that on Thursday, June 9, our Department's own Deputy Chief Jason Thompson graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, along with 253 other law enforcement officers from across the country.
"I am extremely proud of Deputy Chief Thompson and his successful completion of the 282nd class of the FBI NA," said Chief of Police Danny Baker. "His commitment to excellence in all that he does makes him a valuable and appreciated member of my leadership team. I am confident that the knowledge and skills he has acquired over the last ten weeks will benefit the people of Fort Smith for many years to come. Chief Thompson's leadership and character are beyond reproach. He helps make the FSPD shine."
Deputy Chief Thompson joins a prestigious class of law enforcement officers with only 53,435 having completed the National Academy since its inception in 1935. The class consists of 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training.
Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. Deputy Chief Thompson started with the Fort Smith Police Department on May 8, 2006.