1 Civic Center Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
December 14th, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE # 22-06
SUBJECT: SVPD Captain Graduates from FBI National Academy
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: Scotts Valley
CONTACT: Captain Garner
Scotts Valley, CA - On December 9th, 2022, Chief Steve Walpole announced that Captain Jayson Rutherford has graduated as a member of the 284th session of the FBI National Academy. The graduation took place at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on December 8, 2022. Jayson Rutherford is the fourth officer in department history to complete this prestigious program. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program.
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.
The 284th session consisted of two hundred and thirty-seven law enforcement officers from forty-nine states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 25 countries, 5 military organizations, and 5 federal civilian organizations.
Captain Rutherford has proudly served with the Scotts Valley Police Department since 1998 and has held many assignments within the department. He currently oversees the Operations Division.
About the FBI National Academy
FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered. A total of 53,908 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.