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The Las Vegas FBI office and the Las Vegas Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association has partnered with the Preparatory Institute, School for Academic Excellence at Charles I. West Hall for this year’s FBI Adopt-A-School Program. The FBI Junior Special Agents Academy was offered to 25 fifth graders who wrote essays explaining why they wanted to be Junior Special Agents. Weekly sessions included subjects such as: “What is the FBI?”; “Civil Rights”; “Gangs and Drugs”; “Victims’ Rights”; “Internet Safety and Cyber Crimes”; “Careers in the FBI”; “Evidence Gathering”; “Photography”; and physical fitness. For homework, students are required to write thank-you notes listing two things they learned from each of the guest speakers.
Recently, presenters from the Albuquerque FBI office and representatives from our Innocent Images National Initiative (IINI) from Washington, D.C., took part in the “Protecting New Mexico from Child Exploitation” conference, hosted by the New Mexico 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the New Mexico Sheriffs’ and Police Association. Topics covered included human trafficking, social media, and the New Mexico Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory. IINI unit chief Scott McMillion (shown here) gave a presentation on his office’s initiative and discussed several case examples. The Bureau’s participation in the conference was coordinated by the Albuquerque FBI’s Public Affairs/Community Outreach Program.
On 10/18/11, the San Francisco FBI office held its second semi-annual Teen Academy. Thirty-two students from throughout the Bay area gathered at the Silicon Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA, for a full day of briefings and interactive presentations on such topics as counterterrorism, SWAT, and cyber crime.
Omaha FBI Public Affairs Specialist Sandra Breault and members of the Omaha FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association recently staffed a booth at the annual LaVista health and Safety Fair, which was attended by more than 5,000 people throughout the day. The FBI booth handed out to participants more than 750 Child ID kits, as well as FBI activity books, bracelets, pens, and pencils.
On 10/15/11, the Omaha FBI office held a Firearms Day for members of its current Citizens’ Academy class (shown above). One of the Academy students, owner and operator of a medical transport company, arrived at Firearms Day in his company helicopter.
The Norfolk FBI office recently held a Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) program for staff and students of the ITT Technical Institute (shown above) in Norfolk. The agenda included an overview of the field office by Norfolk Special Agent in Charge Alex Turner, along with presentations on counterintelligence, FBI community outreach efforts, recruiting, white collar crime, cyber crime, gangs, and organized crime. CREST is a shorter, more focused version of the Bureau’s Citizens’ Academy program, conducted in partnership with a community group during which students learn about the mission, goals, history, and internal workings of the FBI.
The Cincinnati FBI office recent participated in a safety fair held at Bethel No. 2 Apostolic Church in Cincinnati for members of the public. Bureau representatives manned a table at the event and handed our Child ID kits, badge stickers, activity books, and information about FBI careers. Also taking part in the safety fair were the Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments, the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross, and other community organizations.