May 14th, 2015

FBI Citizens Academy:  FBI – Cleveland Division Program

Want to find out first hand how the FBI works? Hear how the Bureau tracks down spies and terrorists? Learn how to collect and preserve evidence? See what it is like to fire a weapon and put yourself in the shoes of a Special Agent making a split-second, life-or-death decision? If you are a leader in your community, you just might be able to do that and more––through an FBI Citizens Academy.

The classes generally meet 6-8 times for three hours each session and are taught by Special Agents in Charge of that field office, their senior managers and senior agent experts.  Each session has around 20-30 students.

Some of the fascinating curriculum includes:   Practical problems involving evidence collection and preservation; FBI jurisdiction and congressional oversight; Structure and operation of FBI field offices and satellite agencies; fingerprint, forensic, technology, training, and other services; Policies and issues: ethics, discipline, communications, drug enforcement, civil rights, and future criminal trends; and firearms training.

If you are interested in attending, contact:  Sarah Cahill at Sarah.Cahill@ic.fbi.gov.