SAVANNAH, GA (June 15, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Joy Gellatly has graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.
Along with Gellatly, 212 other law enforcement officers representing 47 states graduated from the 264th session of the 10-week academy. Included were members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 21 international countries, four military organizations, and eight federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training for selected officers who have proven records of professionalism within their agencies.
Chief of Police Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. said, “As we rebuild the trust and accountability to our public, we have had a SCMPD officer accepted by the FBI National Academy for the first time since 2010. We are certainly proud of Lt. Gellatly for representing the SCMPD exceedingly well in this endeavor. With her graduation and last month’s graduation of Capt. Robert Gavin from the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course, the SCMPD has had two superior officers to graduate from two of the premier police management institutions.”
Lt. Gellatly is currently a watch commander assigned to the West Chatham precinct