Darien police captain, following in father’s footsteps, taking courses at famed FBI institute

DARIEN— Nearly 40 years after his father attended one of law enforcement’s most prestigious training academies, a Darien police captain is in Virginia following suit.

The Darien Police Department’s Captain Jeremiah Marron Jr. is attending the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Va., for a 10-week training program.

Viewed as a highly selective pinnacle of law enforcement training across the world, attendees must be nominated to gain access to the Academy’s programs. Fewer than 1 percent of law enforcement officers in the country are selected, according to the Darien Police Department.

The Department of Justice fully funds attendance to the Academy, which sits about 36 miles outside of Washington, D.C.

Marron, who has been with the department since 1996, also serves as a public information officer.

Darien has sent 15 officers to Quantico since it began participating in 1944. Among those officers was Marron’s father Jeremiah Marron Sr., who attended the Academy in 1985 before retiring in 1989 as a Darien police captain.