Sheriff’s Deputy Graduates from FBI National Academy

Captain Douglas Verzi Completes 10 Week Program

(Bel Air, Md. – June 19, 2006) — Harford County Sheriff R. Thomas Golding has announced the graduation of Captain Douglas Verzi from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Captain Verzi was one of 246 law enforcement officers that graduated on June 9, 2006.

The 225th session of the FBI National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states, 26 countries, four military organizations and two federal civilian organizations. The 10-week program is internationally known for its academic excellence, and offers advanced studies in investigative, management and fitness training.

Instructors for the program are provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their field of expertise.

Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the FBI, was the principal speaker at the graduation. The graduating officers were represented by class spokesperson, Superintendent Jeffrey McGuire, Toronto Police Service, Toronto, Canada.

Since the inception of the FBI National Academy in 1935, 39,473 men and women have graduated from the challenging program, which represents approximately one percent of all law enforcement officers in the United States. Approximately 23,244 Academy graduates are still active in law enforcement.

Captain Verzi has served with the Sheriff’s Office since December 1980. He has served in various positions within the agency and currently is commander of the Southern Precinct in Edgewood.

Press Release

June 19, 2006