FOXBORO — Police Lt. Richard Noonan graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on June 7, after spending an intense 10 weeks with 250 other law enforcement leaders from 49 states and 35 countries.

Noonan focused on the leadership and management track and excelled both academically and in the physical fitness challenges required of all participants during his 10-week stint, Police Chief Bill Baker said in a press release.

Baker, who himself is a 1982 graduate of the program, said “Rich Noonan is exactly the kind of leader this program was made for. He is a serious-minded professional seeking to improve his skills and contribute in important ways to the future of this profession.”

“Less than 1 percent of law enforcement leaders from around the world get to experience this and it would be hard to think of someone more deserving. It was a proud day for Rich’s family and I to see him walk across that stage,” the chief said.

Noonan joined the police department in 1999 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2016 after serving as a sergeant for 13 years. He previously worked for the Duke’s County Sheriff’s office and the state Department of Corrections.

Noonan graduated in 1991 from Foxboro High School and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminology from Bridgewater State College and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Northeastern University.

Attorney General William P. Barr joined FBI Director Christopher Wray to ceremonially mark the end of the training program.

Noonan returns to his regular duty this week, Baker said.

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