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Little Rock Community Outreach

Little Rock, like each of the FBI’s local field offices, has a community outreach program that complements and strengthens our many efforts to protect you, your businesses, and your families in concrete ways through a range of activities and initiatives.

Our recent activities include:

The Little Rock Field Office hosted an FBI Bomb Day exercise for FBI Little Rock Citizens Academy Alumni Association members on May 16, 2014.  InfraGard members were also invited to attend the event.  The Current Threat Exercise was attended by approximately 22 individuals and held at Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, AR. The Bomb Day exercise was presented by SA Coleman and assisted by the LRAFB EOD, Camp Robinson Police Department and Fire Department.  The exercise included class instruction, networking lunch and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) demonstration.

The Little Rock Field kicked off the first night of the 15th Annual Citizens Academy Class on March 6, 2014 with an SAC /Citizens Academy Class “Meet and Greet” Dinner. Approximately 25 FBI Little Rock Citizens Academy Alumni (FBILRCAAA) members attended the event. SAC David Resch, ASAC David Shepard, and ASAC James Hendricks greeted alumni and class participants. FBILRCAAA President Charles Cervantes welcomed the new class, and Books Jackson shared the history of the FBILRCAAA. Class participants concluded the evening with a tour of the Photo Lab and ERT Bay.

OST Green assists with meal setup at Citizens Academy kickoff in 2014
OST Green assisting with meal setup

Citizens Academy class listens to Special Agent in Charge Resch’s opening remarks in 2014
CA Class as they listen to SAC Resch’s opening remarks

The LRFO hosted a tour attended by representatives from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Heart Hospital as a part of Women’s History Month.

Little Rock Division hosts tour for 2014 Women’s History Month

SAC Howard Marshall, acting special agent in charge of the FBI for Arkansas, announced Kareem Moody as the 2013 Arkansas recipient for the Directors Community Leadership Award, during a ceremony Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Little Rock Field Office. The FBI annually recognizes an organization or individual from each of its 56 field offices for achievements in fighting terrorism, crime activity and preventing violence. Moody has served as coordinator of Little Rock’s Youth Initiative Project and program director for Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids. Kareem is currently the Director of the Network for Student Success at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Kareem Moody receives Director’s Leadership Award from FBI Little Rock

Kareem Moody receives Director’s Leadership Award from FBI Little Rock

Little Rock Community Outreach Specialist Maria Hoskins and her mother take photo with Director Comey at the Directors Community Leadership Awards event

Little Rock Community Outreach Specialist Maria Hoskins and her mother take photo with Director Comey at the Directors Community Leadership Awards event.

Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA):

The FBI recognizes the achievements of individuals or organizations in the community who provide outstanding service by presenting the annual Director’s Community Leadership Award. This award is given to those who are actively involved in drug, gang, crime, and violence education and prevention. Our 2013 recipient was Kareem Moody, for his work as a longtime advocate for the education and protection of Arkansas’ at-risk youth.

Little Rock – Kareem Moody.jpg

Among our other ongoing efforts:

  • Meeting with minority groups and civic organizations to talk about what the FBI can do with them and for them and hosting town hall meetings as needed to dialogue on key issues;
  • Sending our special agents and others from the FBI into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
  • Supporting the graduates of our Citizens Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create crime prevention programs and other initiatives that benefit communities;
  • Serving on committees and boards for businesses, schools, community groups, and social and health services and launching drives to bring food, gifts, and toys to the less fortunate during the holidays and other times of the year;
  • Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court;
  • Distributing Child ID kits at football games and other events; and
  • Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids.

Visit our national In Your Community website for more information about our overall outreach efforts and our work in other local FBI offices.