On June 7th, 2017, Kirkland Police Captain Bill Hamilton graduated along with two hundred and twenty-seven other law enforcement officers from the F.B.I. National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. The 268th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states. Included in the class were members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 24 international countries, five military organizations, and seven federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the F.B.I. Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, 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.
Captain Bill Hamilton has over 30 years of law enforcement experience including 27 years with the Kirkland Police Department. Captain Hamilton is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He has served as Captain in Operations, Services, and in his current assignment as Administrative Captain. Captain Hamilton also served as Interim Chief of Police with the department and is well respected for his experience, knowledge, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Congratulations to Captain Bill Hamilton for representing the Kirkland Police Department at the F.B.I. National Academy.