DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department is welcoming home a Lieutenant fresh from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FIBNA).

On Thursday, September 14, Lieutenant Tom Davis graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy FBINA in Quantico, Virginia.

According to Dothan Police, less than 1% of law enforcement executives in the United States are selected to attend FIBNA. Lt. Davis’s session included 199 officers from around the United States and 21 international agencies.

During the 10-week residential academy, law enforcement executives focus on leadership, community challenges, emerging law enforcement trends, and other essential training exercises. At the end of the academy, trainees run the infamous Yellow Brick Road.

My last 18 years in law enforcement has been a blessing. Attending FBINA has been the pinnacle of my career thus far, and I look forward to bringing back the knowledge I have gained from this training to the men and women of Dothan Police Department.

Lieutenant Tom Davis Statement

The Federal Bureau of Investigation describes the Yellow Brick Road as a “grueling” 6.1-mile run through a hilly, wooded trail where participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, and more.

Lt. Davis is the fourth current member of the Dothan Police Department to complete this achievement, joining Captain Rachel David, Major Will Glover, and Chief Will Benny.