Yoes graduates from FBI Academy

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 31, 1999

L’Observateur / March 31, 1999

HAHNVILLE – Capt. Patrick Yoes of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Officegraduated Friday from the FBI National Academy program at Quantico, W.


Yoes, 38, a 16-year veteran, is commander of the Special Services Division and department spokesman. He is now one of five deputies whohave completed the FBI training.

Yoes took part in the 196th session of the National Academy, which offers 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers with a proven record as a law enforcement professional.

On the average, each graduate has 18 years of law enforcement experience.

Yoes was one of 269 graduates at this session.

Training is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, special agents, and other staff members with advanced scholastic degrees. Manyinstructors are internationally recognized in their fields of expertise.

Since 1972, the National Academy have also been eligible to earn undergraduate and graduate credits at the nearby University of Virginia.

“This was an awesome experience,” Yoes commented, “and I thank Sheriff (Greg) Champagne and the FBI for this opportunity.”Yoes also expressed his joy at returning home last weekend to his family, friends, job and Louisiana cooking. He is the husband of Gail Yoes andfather of two children, Patrick Jr. and Thyme. They reside in Norco.A total of 32,123 graduates have completed the training since July 1935.

Of that number, more than 19,500 are still active in law enforcement.

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