September 20, 2016 – The Newark Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Captain Michael VanCampen from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Following a rigorous 10-week academic program, Captain VanCampen was honored at aceremony held on September 16th, 2016 presided over by FBI Director James B. Comey. TheNational Academy is attended by law enforcement leaders from throughout the United States,U.S. territories, and from over 160 nations. Participation in the National Academy is byinvitation only through a nomination process.
The mission of the FBI National Academy is “to support, promote, and enhance the personaland professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex,dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques facilitating excellence ineducation and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world.”
As a graduate, Captain VanCampen will join the less than one percent of law enforcementofficers in the United States to attend this esteemed program. Captain VanCampen is the 16thofficer from the Newark Police Department to graduate from the National Academy since itsinception in 1935. Captain VanCampen will now assume command of the Newark PoliceDepartment Auxiliary Services Unit.