Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan, an 18-year veteran of the department, was one of 230 law enforcement officers from 47 states who graduated last week from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

Held at the FBI Academy, the program offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.

Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the University of the many courses offered.  

A total of 49,021 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.  

Previous graduates from the Evanston department include Chief Richard Eddington, Deputy Chief Jay Parrott, and Commander Dan Russell.   

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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