Sheriff Wayne L. Jones (left) and Major David Lozano (right)
Major David Lozano of the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy on Friday June 10th 2011. The FBI National Academy is designed to provide advanced training to law enforcement executives both from the United States and foreign law enforcement agencies. Two hundred forty-six law enforcement officers from 48 states, and 22 foreign countries graduated from the 245th Session of the National Academy.
The National Academy Program, located at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, offers ten (10) weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals with their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to service in executive-level positions.
Major Lozano is extremely grateful and thanked Sheriff Wayne L. Jones for affording him the opportunity to attend the National Academy. Major Lozano believes that staying current with the newest developments in crime fighting and investigation is extremely important for public safety effectiveness in St. John Parish.
Major Lozano is a 1979 graduate from East St. John High School. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and achieved his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana. Lozano has been employed with the St. John Sheriff Office for 26 years, as a patrol officer, detective, and is currently assigned to the District Attorney’s Office as the Chief Investigator.