Chief Inspector Graduates From FBI Academy

January 3, 2013

Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro of the Bermuda Police Service recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He was one of 260 law enforcement executives and managers who graduated in December 2012, and was selected to represent the international students by giving a speech honouring the fallen.

Commissioner of Police Michael Desilva said: “The 251st session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from across the United States, and included members of law enforcement agencies from 29 international countries including Bermuda.

“Internationally known for its academic excellence the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for select officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.

“On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive level positions. Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognised internationally in their fields of expertise.”

Chief Inspector Pedro with FBI Director Robert Mueller:


Commissioner Desilva continued: “Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the University of the many courses offered. During the session, Chief Inspector Pedro took graduate and undergraduate courses in psychosocial behaviour, gang violence, conflict resolution, leadership, ethics, decision making and fitness.

“Chief Inspector Pedro was also selected to represent the international students by giving a speech honouring the fallen at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. The event is organized to remember the nearly 20,000 officers in the United States that have been killed in the line of duty.

“Upon successful completion of the session which included weekly fitness challenges, the candidates are awarded a yellow brick. Chief Inspector Pedro received his yellow brick, and also brought home a blue brick. He successfully completed an additional and optional fitness challenge to swim 34 miles – which signifies the distance between Quantico and Washington D.C.

“FBI Director Robert Mueller was the principal speaker at the ceremony, and handed out diplomas to the students. Chief Inspector Pedro now returns to duty with the Bermuda Police Service as the Officer in Charge of the Special Investigations Department, including the Serious Crime Unit,” concluded Commissioner Desilva.

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  1. RME says:

    Very impressive! Congratulations. Nice to see such skill and talent remaining here to benefit the island.

    • Webster says:

      I am so impressed, you are a son of the soil young man.

  2. Nancy Murphie says:

    Congratulations Inspector Pedro.

  3. Soupah says:

    Congrats !!!

  4. Mark Orchard says:

    Congratulations. I feel safer already!

  5. bermy$hotta says:

    who givs a s**t

    • Reality Check says:

      I do. This is a very impressive achievement by Chief Inspector Pedro and is a credit both to the Bermuda Police Service, his family and to our community. We all need to strive to improve ourselves for the benefit of our fellow Bermudians, and this young man has set a very high standard. Well done Mr. Pedro.

    • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

      drop dead @$%hole,people like you are scum!

    • Fiat Lux says:

      bermy$hotta law abiding citizens give a s**t. I suspect that you’re one of the s**t bags that he’s put behind bars… Congrats Pedro!

    • BDAHermit says:

      You must be the outstanding individual who vandalized the City Hall Christmas Tree.

    • VJ says:

      We do! You are obviously not doing anything positive with your life, and will therefore hate on anybody that is!!!

  6. Guess Who says:

    Great job. Too bad only one person out of 400+ officers was selected. So when he is on leave, retires,resigns again only he has the knowledge. That would be a waste. Looks like the job is working out this time around.

    • Arthur Raynor - Atlanta says:

      So are you saying:-
      • He cannot or will not share what he has learned?
      • He will be the only one ever scheduled to do that course?
      It may come as a surprise to you ‘Guess Who’ but there are hundreds of individuals who have taken advance courses for their jobs and come back and shared what they have learned. You don’t need to send everybody in a company to learn the same thing.

  7. St.D says:

    Positive energy, people!

  8. second says:

    Well done! Congratulations !!

  9. Eugene Tatem says:

    Congradulations Inspector Pedro on your achievements,you not only help yoursef,but are an inspiiration to others to sharpen their skills. Thank you

  10. Da plumber says:

    Very cool Pedro congrats you made Bermuda proud

  11. Bermy girl says:

    Congratulations! Well done

  12. Islander says:

    Congratulations Nicholas

  13. observer says:

    WOW did he really swim the equivalent 34 miles if he did great job I need him on my triathlon team!

  14. pah-ha says:

    please tell me did he swim 34 miles at one time……………most people do not know how hard that is……………..I can bet you my bottom dollar this was not the case. he would have to be one hellova swimmer.

    Very missleading makes me question it all.

    if you find someone who can swim 34 miles in one day, in Bermuda I will show you an Olympian.

    • Arthur Raynor - Atlanta says:

      It was reported in another media that he did the swim over a few days.

  15. Union Member says:

    Well done Inspector!

  16. Why says:

    @ Arthur u know a lot for someone in Atlanta