Captain Charles BazileOn March 16, 2007, Captain Charles Bazile (pictured right) was among the 248 law enforcement officers who graduated from the 228th Session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. Capt. Bazile, began his career with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Aug 1981. In Feb. 1984 he began with the St. John Sheriffs Office , serving as a uniformed patrol deputy, in June 1986 was transfered to the Narcotics Divisions as a Sergeant. Bazile was promoted to Lieutenant in Sept 1996 as Commander of the Felony Intercept Unit and K-9 Division. In 2002, was transfered to the Training and Special Projects Division as Commander and was also assigned as commander the St. John Sheriff’s SORT Team. Bazile was promoted to Captain in July 2004. Presently, in addition to Training, K-9, and SORT, Capt. Bazile is also the Homeland Security Liason for St. John the Baptist Parish.

Pictured left, Sheriff Wayne L. Jones is shown congratulating Capt. Bazile for his sucessful completion of the Academy. Captain Bazile becomes the sixth officer from St. John Sheriff’s Office to graduate from this academy. Others include Chief Deputy Harold Klibert, Major Robert Hay – CID Commander, Major Mike Tregre -Internal Management Division; Lt. Todd Hymel – CID, and Capt. Clarence Gray – Uniform Patrol Division.

The 228th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, three military organizations, and four Federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for is academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having 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 Robert S. Mueller, III , was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

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.

A total of 38,625 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, approximately 23,762 are still active in law enforcement work.