St. Charles police captain graduates from FBI training

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Staff Reporter

HAHNVILLE-A police captain with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office has graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, VA.

Capt. Jonathan A. Walsdorf graduated from the academy on March 18 with 244 fellow law enforcement administrators from the 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as well as administrators from 28 countries.

The graduating class also included those from law enforcement branches of the armed forces and federal law enforcement agencies.

Walsdorf, who referred to the experience as the “single most rewarding training experience” of his career, was nominated to join the program by St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Capt. Walsdorf has been in law enforcement for 26 years, with 24 of those serving St. Charles Parish. He currently heads the Administrative Services Department for the sheriff’s office.

“Due to the nature of the school, it was a real honor to be nominated and it’s a significant honor to have graduated,” Walsdorf said.

According to Walsdorf, only one-half of one percent of police officers in the nation are allowed to go there.