Son of GCPD captain accepted into FBI National Academy Leadership program

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KWCH) A Garden City teen is following in his father's footsteps.

Brecken Ralston is one of 60 students nationwide to be accepted into an FBI Youth Leadership Academy in Virginia. His father, Captain Randy Ralston with the Garden City Police Department, couldn't be more proud.

"You know there are other jobs out there, other things to do but when you become a generational family... it reminds me why I've done what I've done for 24 years," Randy said.

The eight-day program teaches teens leadership classes, physical courses, and allows them to learn about the FBI.

"To go through the process three times and to finally be selective I think that just shows the dedication, the desire that's there," Randy said.

Brecken wants to become an officer and work his way up to the FBI. He says his father inspires him to follow in his footsteps.

"He's basically my best friend. we always hanging out doing stuff so it'll be fun for both of us. We both can learn from it…should be a good time."

Brecken is expected to leave for Virginia next month.