Castro Completes FBI National Academy
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Freddie Poor are proud to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Jaime Castro from the 247th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Castro was among six candidates from the Houston area selected from scores of applicants to attend the 10-week training, which ended December 16th, 2011.
“We’re proud of Lt. Castro’s achievements at the FBI Academy,” said Sheriff Poor. “Having attended the Academy a number of years ago, I appreciate the value of the training he and other graduates receive there, as it helps mold future leaders of our profession.”
The FBI National Academy, founded in 1935, hosts four training sessions annually for law enforcement professionals from throughout the world. Each session is comprised of approximately 250 students, and each attendee completes college-credit studies in fields such as behavioral sciences, leadership development, law, and communication.
Each student also completes a physical fitness program culminating in a fitness challenge known as the “Yellow Brick Road.” Castro, an avid runner, finished the tough cross-country course first in his class.
Castro, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, serves as the commander of the agency’s Mental Health Division.