FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loudoun County, VA (March 17, 2022)- Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman is proud to announce that Major Christopher Sawyer has graduated from the 281st session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.
Major Sawyer was one of 258 veteran law enforcement officers who graduated March 17, 2022, from the 10-week program. Major Sawyer is a nearly 17-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career as a deputy in the Field Operations Division and later served as a Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant in Patrol, 2nd Lieutenant in the Training & Accreditation Section, a 1st Lieutenant in the Field Operations Division, a Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division, and Commander of the Administrative and Technical Services Division. He currently serves as the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.
“This prestigious program increases the professionalism of our leadership staff and is part of the reason the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is known as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in our region, and in the country,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.
Major Sawyer is the 29th member of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office senior staff to have graduated from the FBI Academy since 1970 when then-Sheriff Robert W. Legard completed the training with the 86th session.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, offers 10-weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21-years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.