SAVANNAH, GA (September 22, 2017) –  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Capt. Lenny Gunther has graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Program.

Gunther was one of 224 law enforcement officers who graduated Sept. 15. The 269th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states. Members of the class also included law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 22 international countries, five military organizations and six federal civilian organizations.

Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, the officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

“This is a monumental achievement for Capt. Gunther, and we are extremely proud of him,” said Maj. Kerry Thomas. “When officers attend this prestigious course, the assets this agency and the community gain are invaluable. We look forward to working alongside Capt. Gunther as he implements strategic skills and best practices he acquired while in training.”

Gunther is currently the unit commander over the Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center and End Gun Violence law enforcement initiative.