Lexington County’s major crimes commander graduates from FBI National Academy

Capt. Jesse Laintz, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s major crimes unit, has graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

“Jesse’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit the Sheriff’s Department and help us continue to provide our citizens with excellent law enforcement services,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The National Academy gathers law enforcement leaders from around the world to learn and train together for 10 weeks, not only elevating levels of expertise but also building relationships between agencies.”

Koon said the National Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime leadership and educational experience that less than 1 percent of the world’s law enforcement officers are able to attend. The program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science.

Laintz joined the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in 2006. He was assigned command of the major crimes unit in 2019. He also serves on the SWAT and bomb teams.

The 283rd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 21 countries, 49 states and the District of Columbia.