September 17, 2003 

Lt. Gary Benincasa Graduates from FBI National Academy


The Lodi Police Department is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Gary Benincasa recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia.  Benincasa, along with two hundred and forty other law enforcement professionals graduated from the National Academy at Quantico Virginia on September 5, 2003.  Benincasa was part of the 214th session of the National Academy representing law enforcement professionals from 49 states, the District of Columbia, twenty five international countries, two military organizations, and four federal civilian organizations. 


Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy provides ten weeks of intensive training in the areas of advanced investigations, management, Forensics and a fitness program.  Lt. Benincasa benefited greatly from courses he attended which consisted of advanced Forensics, Nutrition and Fitness as well as statement analysis course.  This training should prove valuable to the Lodi Police Department.  Only officers with proven track records as professionals are allowed to attend the National Academy.


FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony.


Training for this program is provided by FBI Academy Instructional Staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their field of expertise.


Lt. Benincasa found the training beneficial and added the FBI academy staff were gracious hosts during his ten week stay at the Academy.  Lt. Benincasa participated in and successfully completed the FBI Physical Challenge (Yellow Brick Road) which consisted of a 9.4 mile run and obstacle course.  Successful candidates were awarded a traditional yellow brick which signifies their accomplishment in the area of physical fitness.


For additional information please contact Captain David Main at 333-6726 or you may call Lt. Gary Benincasa at 333-6723.