STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.– An NYPD lieutenant from Staten Island graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy last month. Lt. Michael Walsh, the commanding officer of the Staten Island Grand Larceny Squad, was one of 232 law enforcement officials who graduated from the academy in Virginia on June 8, Walsh said in a statement to the Advance. Walsh, who was chosen to represent the NYPD at the institution, studied leadership, cyber-crime and public speaking during the 10 week program. The graduates also had to complete seven physical fitness challenges. The lieutenant’s squad investigates Staten Island grand larceny patterns involving fraud, cyber-crime and property crimes over $1,000, said the statement. Walsh led the efforts to nab an alleged South Shore burglar last October. His high-level surveillance team was able to apprehend the suspect, Anthony Cutaia, in the act. Cutaia’s case is still pending in state Supreme Court, St. George.