Sep 18, 2023

Major Russell Lewis Graduates from FBI National Academy

Posted Sep 18, 2023 10:00 PM
Major Russell Lewis/Photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol
Major Russell Lewis/Photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol

Cody Thomas

 (QUANTICO, VA.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is proud to announce that Major Russell Lewis has graduated from the 287th session of the FBI National Academy.

The graduation ceremony took place Thursday at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, with remarks delivered by FBI Director Christopher Wray. The 287th session consisted of 199 law enforcement officers from 46 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 21 countries, four military organizations, and three federal civilian organizations.

“Major Lewis has been a leader on numerous levels for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “The advanced training he received at the FBI National Academy is second-to-none. This experience will not only benefit Major Lewis, but our entire agency as well, as he continues to lead many divisions within NSP.”

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten 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.

Participants in the FBI National Academy are leaders of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process, and participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory, as well as from international partner nations. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to participate.

Lewis is a 25-year veteran of the State Patrol and has served in numerous capacities, including Patrol, Carrier Enforcement, Police Service Dog Division, and Internal Affairs. He is currently the commander of the NSP Administrative Services Division.