The North Little Rock Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriffs’ Office both announced that two of their officers recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Graduating from the North Little Rock Police Department was Lt. Tracy Roulston, a 26 year veteran of the police department. Roulston is currently assigned to the Professional Development Division and is the Lieutenant in charge of the Professional Standards Unit.

Graduating from the Pulaski County Sheriffs’ Office was Sgt.Michael Blain, a 17 year veteran of the Sheriffs’ Office. Blain is currently assigned to the Investigations Division, and is the Sergeant over the Crimes against Persons Unit.

The 255th Session was held from April 6 to June 13, 2014. Graduation ceremonies took place on June 13, 2014 at 1000 hours. FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Two hundred and twenty law enforcement officers graduated from the 255th session, which represented 46 states, 17 international countries, 6 military organizations, and 5 federal civilian organizations.

Both officers received a FBI National Academy Graduation Certificate from Director James Comey for successfully completing all of the academic requirements at the academy. In addition to the academic requirements, both officers received a Yellow Brick, which is awarded for officers who successfully complete the Yellow Brick Road, a 6.1 mile challenge run which includes 3 miles of the U.S. Marine endurance obstacle course. Each officer also received a Blue Brick, which is awarded to officers at the academy who complete 34 miles of swimming while attending the academy.