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Reference: Captain Janet Champlin graduates from the 223rd FBI National Academy Program

Date of Release December 21, 2005

Captain Janet Champlin graduated on December 16, 2005 from the 223rd FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The program consisted of 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers around the country and 23 international countries. Most of the graduates averaged 19 years of law enforcement experience and have proven records as professionals within their agencies. The officers usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

Upon graduation, Captain Champlin was assigned to the Bureau of Investigative Services where she will be responsible for supervising detectives in all aspects of criminal investigations. The Family Division, Special Investigative Unit and General Investigations will fall under her leadership.

Prior to entering the FBI Academy Program, she served three years as Captain in the Patrol Division as a Shift Commander. While in Patrol she was responsible for the Field Training Program, and up until one year ago she was in charge of the police K-9 program. She served on the Board of Directors for the Working Dog Foundation and the Seacoast Child Advocacy Center.

She is a seventeen-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department with twenty-two years of law enforcement experience. She started her law enforcement career with the Cheshire, Connecticut Police Department in 1983 and came to the Portsmouth Police Department in 1988.

Before Captain Champlin was promoted to Captain in the Patrol Division, she served as a Detective Lieutenant in the Bureau of Investigations in the Family Service Division, where she was the regional coordinator of the Northern New England Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. She was responsible for supervising Family Division detectives with investigations of child abuse, domestic violence and crimes committed by and to juveniles. While in the Family Service Division she was also the coordinator of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team's Crisis Negotiation squad.

Captain Champlin has worked in every division of the Portsmouth Police Department, beginning in 1988 as a Patrol Officer. In 1992, she was promoted to Detective and was assigned to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force working in an undercover capacity throughout the state. In 1996, she transferred to the Bureau of Investigations and was a lead investigator in sexual assault cases and other major crimes, as well as crime scene processing and evidence collection. In 1998, she became the department's juvenile prosecutor and investigated child abuse and domestic violence cases. She was promoted in 1999 to Sergeant in the Family Services Division. In April of 2000, she attained the rank of Lieutenant in the Patrol Division, where she assisted in the Field Training Program for new officers.

She is a recipient of the Congressional Award for dedication and professionalism from both the state of Connecticut and the state of New Hampshire. She is a graduate of the University System of New Hampshire's College for Lifelong Learning with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science.


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