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A group of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently visited the Cincinnati FBI office, where they were given a presentation on the structure and mission of the Bureau. They also heard about some of the different careers in the FBI and the skills that are critical to our mission. The boys had an opportunity to see a ballistic vest, raid jacket, battering ram, and a ballistic shield (above photo). They were also given Child ID kits to take home and complete with their parents. The scouts asked a number of questions and were especially interested to know if the real FBI was similar to FBI depictions in movies and on television. The visit helped the scouts fulfill a training requirement to visit a government office.
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division Unit Chief Steve Fischer addresses 2,000 football coaches at the 2011 American Football Coaches Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, on January 11, 2011. Fischer and FBI Community Outreach Specialist Bill Holley (far left) presented Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder (right) with a Director's Award for his efforts in promoting the Child I.D. Program throughout the state of Kansas. Through the leadership of Snyder, more than 250,000 Child I.D. kits were distributed to kindergarten and first grade students. He raised the funds that made the distribution of the kits possible, arranged press conferences, and assisted with getting the Bureau in touch with individual schools.
On January 29, 2011, the Norfolk FBI office held a CREST (Community Relations Executive Training Seminar) for approximately 150 members of the Hampton Roads community; most were graduates of local police departments’ Citizens’ Academies. During the event, Norfolk Special Agent in Charge Alex Turner gave an overview of FBI priorities, nationally and in Norfolk; Chief Division Counsel Philip Mann discussed the USA Patriot Act; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Willie Session (top photo) gave a presentation on terrorism, maritime security, and weapons of mass destruction; and Community Outreach Specialist Vanessa Torres briefed participants on the Bureau’s Community Outreach Program. The seminar was coordinated by Ms. Torres and Master Police Officer Jeff Eaton of the Virginia Police Department, with the assistance of the Norfolk FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association. Shown above with Torres and Officer Eaton are Pam Hill (far left) and Eileen Nowlan (far right), both Virginia Beach Police Department employees and Citizens’ Police Academy alumni.
FBI Public Affairs Specialist Paul Daymond recently attended a reception in honor of visitors from Russia and Kazakhstan that was hosted by the International Society of Huntsville (ISH) and the International Services Council of Alabama (ISCA). The ISCA coordinates multicultural events and hosts international visitors travelling to Alabama under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Several FBI Citizens’ Academy alumni serve on the board of ISH. Shown above with Daymond is Jackie Shipe, executive director of ISCA.