BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Police Department announced that police Lt. James Episcopo recently graduated from the 256th FBI National Academy at the United States Marine Corps based in Quantico, Va.
Episcopo attended the FBI's 10-week course, which covered advanced investigative, management and fitness training for veteran law enforcement officers, representing police organizations from 47 states and 23 international countries, according to a news release from the Brookfield Police Department.
Students in the academy take five academic courses and physical training.
During the last week of the academy, Episcopo earned a coveted yellow brick, which is issued for physical training excellence. It is awarded to those trainees who complete the Yellow Brick Road Challenge – a series of progressively difficult runs that culminate in a 6.1-mile race that includes a 2.8-mile trail run through a Marine Corps stamina course.
Episcopo is a 27-year veteran of law enforcement. He began his career with the Brookfield Police Department in 1987 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2008. Episcopo currently oversees the department's patrol divisions.