FBI academy graduates Captain Jenn Burns

Captain Jenn Burns, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s west patrol region, has been graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

“Jenn’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit both her professional development and the Sheriff’s Department,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The training and skills she acquired will help us continue to provide Lexington County residents with excellent law enforcement service.”

Koon said the FBI National Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime leadership and educational experience less than one percent of the world’s law enforcement officers are able to attend.

“The National Academy gathers law enforcement leaders from around the world to learn and train together for 10 weeks, not only elevating levels of expertise but also building relationships between agencies,” he said.

The program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. 

Burns joined the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in 2001. She was assigned command of the county’s west patrol region in 2017. She previously served in the narcotics unit before tenures as a road patrol sergeant and watch commander.

The 276th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 19 countries, 48 states and the District of Columbia.

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