Photo Gallery 14
In Your Community: Photos
Recently, the San Diego office participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefitting the Special Olympics. On May 31, 2011, San Diego Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter joined other law enforcement representatives for the torch-lighting ceremony, and then joined other San Diego FBI office employees for a run along Mission Bay. The next day, employees from San Diego’s North County resident agency took part in the run in Carlsbad. Shown above is the torch-lighting ceremony, with one of the Special Olympic athletes at the podium.
Recently, the San Diego office—partnering with the Jacobs Center, the San Diego Police Department, and the San Diego County Office of Education—hosted a public safety community town hall in Spanish. The event included presentations on fraud and identify theft, gangs, child online safety, and crimes against children. Free child ID kits and informational brochures in both English and Spanish were handed out.
The Norfolk FBI office recently held a CREST (Community Relations Executive Seminar Training) program at the ECPI College of Technology in Virginia Beach, VA, for criminal justice students. The event included an overview of the FBI’s mission and priorities, and presentations on counterterrorism, foreign counterintelligence, white collar crime, and cyber crime. Approximately 45 students took part in the program, which also focused on job and internship opportunities with the Bureau. Shown above with is Norfolk Assistant Special Agent in Charge Shawn Stroud, who gave the white collar crime presentation.
On 6/6/11, as part of its Adopt-a-School Program, the Norfolk FBI office hosted a field trip and pizza party for 18 third and fourth graders of Park Place School, Norfolk. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Bureau implemented a Pen Pal Program in an effort to give students an inside look at the FBI, during which agents and professional support employees were paired up with students and exchanged letters. FBI personnel also visited the school twice a week to have lunch with their pen pals and serve as positive role models. At the end of the school year, students—who pledged to be good citizens, obey the laws of the country, and do their best in school—were presented with a Junior Special Agent badge and credentials. Top photo, Agent Wendell Cosenza discusses the dangers of being in a gang. Bottom photo, Norfolk Special Agent in Charge Alex Turner presents a student with his Junior Special Agent credentials. Park Place is a private school that provides at-risk children an opportunity to learn the basic reading, spelling, and math skills needed for academic success; this is its third year participating in the Adopt-a-School Program. Since the program began, a number of students have expressed interest in working for the FBI.
Recently, the Phoenix Chapter of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (FBICAAA) hosted a reception (top photo) for more than 200 community leaders that featured remarks by Holocaust survivor Helen Handler, who shared her experiences at Auschwitz. Following her presentation, guests were invited to Phoenix City Hall to view an FBI Phoenix traveling exhibit about the Holocaust called “Enduring Eyes.” During the 10-day exhibit, thousands of visitors to City Hall passed through the exhibit area. “Enduring Eyes” explores the history and the atrocities of the Holocaust, emphasizing the importance of protecting civil rights, a top priority of the FBI. Phoenix Special Agent in Charge Nathan Gray (bottom photo) is shown with some of the exhibit’s visitors.