On Friday, December 16, 2016, New Brunswick Police Lieutenant Mark Pappas graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, 266th Session. Lieutenant Pappas was one of 222 law enforcement graduates representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, 20 international countries and three military organizations.
The National Academy is internationally known for its academic excellence, offering advanced instruction in communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers with proven records of professionalism within their agencies. This session’s 10 week program began on October 3 and was held in Quantico, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant Pappas is a 15-year veteran of the New Brunswick Police Department, currently assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division as the division’s Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Pappas praised the educational experiences the National Academy had to offer.
“The interaction and quality discussions with other law enforcement executives from across the country concerning contemporary law enforcement issues will be extremely beneficial as I continue my supervisory roles at the New Brunswick Police Department,” he said. “The vast law enforcement network that I have become a part of will continue to be a valued resource for law enforcement operations here at the New Brunswick Police Department.”
Police Director Anthony A. Caputo praised Lieutenant Pappas for his determination and dedication as he attended the National Academy. “Lieutenant Pappas is a committed and dedicated police officer. I commend him on his accomplishments at the National Academy and his drive to succeed, particularly when you consider the time away from his family while he pursued his studies at the National Academy.” Director Caputo commented. “The skills and resources Lieutenant Pappas will bring back to the department will be invaluable as he continues his career with the department.
The New Brunswick Police Department and the FBI have always shared a strong working relationship. The department currently has personnel assigned to FBI Task Force(s) and I want to personally thank the FBI, and in particular their Somerset Field Office, for all of their support and assistance over the years.”
The New Brunswick Police Department actively pursues criminal activity affecting our local neighborhoods and will continue to partner with other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI to achieve these goals. Lieutenant Pappas’ recent graduation from the FBI National Academy will be instrumental as the department moves forward in service to the City of New Brunswick.