Tyler Police Department Assistant Chief Billy Yates graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virgina on Wednesday.
He was among about 225 people accepted to this 10-week session of the academy.
Nominees go through a rigorous vetting process against law enforcement professionals around the world. The leadership opportunity is set aside for less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers worldwide.
Yates is one of 10 former and current staff officers in the Tyler Police Department who have graduated from the FBI National Academy.