Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! Plus FBI's National Academy...

 First known as the FBI "Police Training School" this is the first class of graduates of what was renamed the FBI's National Academy.  There was 1 class in 1935 and 2 classes in 1936.

First known as the FBI "Police Training School" this is the first class of graduates of what was renamed the FBI's National Academy.  There was 1 class in 1935 and 2 classes in 1936.

Well, we're drawing to the close of another year and I wanted to wish our readers, visitors, family members and others the best of the Holiday Season!  We enjoyed working with many over the months to get your photos published here, your stories told or simply help you with your research about the agents and the FBI of the 1930s.  

We recently enjoyed helping our historical friends at the Dayton, Ohio Police Department. They were looking for a class photo and roster of names for either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd National Academy class of 1935 or '36.  Reason was, their former Chief was a graduate of one of those classes and they wanted the document, and photo, to add to their historical items at the Department.  Problem was, they were not sure which class he was in....

Through some record searching and assistance too from the FBI's current Historian, Dr. John Fox, we were able to come through for them! We discovered their Chief was in the 3rd Graduating class of the National Academy in 1936. With the assistance from Dr. Fox, we located the class photo and the class roster of who was present. Both were forwarded on to the Dayton folks who were most appreciative.  

If you're looking for early National Academy photos and records, get ahold of me to see if we can help you out.  

On that note, I'm running out to do some last minute shopping so, again, have a Happy Holiday and "see you next year!"