Lieutenant Rex Sorrow with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The 280th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 41 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the class included members of law enforcement agencies from three countries, five military organizations, and seven federal civilian organizations.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for the U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers eleven 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.

Since 1935, only 52,923 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy. Here in Cullman County, Rex Sorrow is one of a handful of pristine law enforcement officers to complete the course.

Congratulations to Lieutenant Rex Sorrow for your accomplishments. Thank you for your service and safety to the Cullman community.