Skip to content
Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

On March 22, 2024, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Captain Barrett Laine has graduated as a member of the 289th session of the FBI National Academy. The graduation took place at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on March 15th, 2024. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten 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 289th session consisted of one-hundred and ninety-seven law enforcement officers who graduated today from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The 289th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 23 countries, four military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations.

We are exceptionally proud of Captain Barrett Laine and his accomplishments. He sets the bar incredibly high and is an exemplary model of great leadership.

Captain Laine attended Hamton-Sydney College where he played football prior to joining the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in 2007. He has served in Patrol, Vice/Narcotics, and as a member of the S.W.A.T. team prior to being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015. Captain Laine then went on to serve as a supervisor in Patrol and Personnel before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2020. He was promoted to Captain in July, 2023 and now supervises all 1st Platoon, Patrol operations.

FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered. A total of 54,985 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935. The National Academy is held at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, the same facility where the FBI trains its new special agents and intelligence analysts.