A former member of the Colts Neck Police Department who now works for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is one of 223 graduates of the latest session of the FBI’s National Academy.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced that Jeffrey Wilbert, the captain of detectives in the Criminal Investigations Section of the prosecutor’s office, recently attended the FBI course.
“We are extremely delighted with Capt. Wilbert’s accomplishment in this class,” Gramiccioni said. “He not only excelled in the class, but also successfully completed the physical challenges offered by the academy course. His success comes as no surprise given his dedication and professionalism as a respected investigator and officer in this office.”
Joining Wilbert as a graduate of the 271st session of the National Academy program was Police Chief Andrew Huisman of the Belmar Police Department, according to a press release from Gramiccioni.
Wilbert and Huisman graduated the 10-week program focused on improving the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide, according to the press release.
The course offers a curriculum focused on intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. The men were nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities, according to the press release.
Wilbert successfully completed the “Yellow Brick Road” physical fitness challenge, a 6.1-mile run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the U.S. Marine Corps. He also successfully completed the “Blue Brick,” a 34-mile swim completed in 30 days, and the “Half Ironman Triathlon Challenge Tile,” a 70.3-mile swim, bike and run completed over three consecutive evenings during Week 9.
“Attending the National Academy was an amazing experience, especially being surrounded by so many respected domestic and international law enforcement executive leaders for 10 weeks,” Wilbert said. “As we in law enforcement work hard to forge relationships with our communities, it is also extremely important that we expand our law enforcement communication and networks.”
Wilbert began his law enforcement career in 1995. He is a graduate of the Monmouth County Police Academy and spent the next 10 years working for the Manasquan, Colts Neck and Ocean Township police departments. He was hired by the prosecutor’s office in 2005 and has spent the majority of his career in the Major Crimes Bureau, where has worked or supervised the investigation of violent crimes.
The 223 law enforcement officers who graduated from the National Academy came from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 18 countries, five military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations. The FBI National Academy is held at Quantico, Va.
“Although I was the one who attended the National Academy this session, our agency, county and state were all represented in the highest regard,” Wilbert said. “In order for this opportunity to happen, many thanks go to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office executive staff for their endorsement and support, to those who covered for me during the academy, and especially to my wife and family.”