On September 14, 2023, Trinity University Police Department (TUPD) Assistant Chief John Rowse graduated as a member of the 287th session of the FBI National Academy. Rowse graduated at the National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and is the second officer in TUPD history to complete this prestigious program. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. A total of 54,366 graduates have completed the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.
The 287th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 46 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 21 countries, four military organizations, and three federal civilian organizations.
Assistant Chief Rowse, a native of San Antonio, has been with the TUPD since 1999. Before holding his current position as the Assistant Chief, he served as the Lieutenant of the Patrol Division, Patrol Sergeant, Investigator and Honor Guard team member.