Lieutenant Larry Brown with the Van Buren Police Department graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy on June 7.

The 276th session of the National Academy consisted of 256 men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are law enforcement officers from the District of Columbia, 35 international countries, five military organizations and seven federal civilian organizations.

The National Academy program, held at the FBI Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Lieutenant Brown has been with the Van Buren Police Department since 1993. He was promoted to corporal in 1996, sergeant in 1999 and lieutenant in 2017. During his career, Brown has held the postion of student resource officer, detective, patrol supervisor, K9 handler and range master.

He has received the perfect attendance award and the top shooter award multiple times. Brown was named officer of the year in 2001.