A lieutenant with the Broome County Sheriff's Office has graduated from the FBI National Academy.

Lieutenant Benjamin Harting was a member of the 283rd session of the academy and is the sixth member of the Broome County Sheriff's Office to complete the program.

The sheriff's office says nationally, fewer than one percent of officers are given the opportunity to attend.

Lieutenant Harting was one of 235 officers to complete the program. These officers were from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 21 countries, five military organizations and five federal and civilian agencies.

Lieutenant Harting completed 10 weeks of training which comprised of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. He took classes in leadership, behavioral science analysis, media relations, breaking community relationship barriers and human engagement strategies.

He also participated in a physical fitness training regimen that ended with a six-mile obstacle course known as the Yellow Brick Road.

Lieutenant Harting joined the Broome County Sheriff's Office Highway Patrol Division in 2007 as a Sergeant before being promoted in 2015 to lieutenant.