MCSO commander graduates from FBI academy
For The Madera Tribune
Madera County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jason Clark.
Madera County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jason Clark 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. Nationally, fewer than one percent of law enforcement personnel have the opportunity to attend this prestigious program.
Commander Clark, a 24-year veteran of the MCSO, also received a certificate of achievement from the University of Virginia, which required taking a minimum of four graduate level courses during the program.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 10 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 237 law enforcement officers from 49 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.
“I was honored to represent Madera County and the Sheriff’s Office during session 284 of the FBI National Academy,” Clark said. “This opportunity allowed me to meet and work with law enforcement professionals from all around the world. I am thankful to the FBI selecting me, and to Sheriff Pogue for allowing me this once in a lifetime opportunity! I am also grateful for all the support I received from my family and co-workers, both of which were a critical aspect of my success in this program. I look forward to bringing my newfound knowledge and experience back to Madera County.”