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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:

On March 19, 2014, Pastor Kerry Price, Sr. and members of the Breath of Life Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, including an FBI Citizens Academy graduate, hosted FBI Little Rock employees during a presentation about the Bureau to approximately 30 local ministers. Pine Bluff’s mayor, police chief, and fire chief also attended the event.

Ministers Outreach Event

SAC David T. Resch accepts certificate of appreciation from David Preciado, Head of Post, Consulate of Mexico, in Little Rock.

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 assisting with meal setup

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.

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.

Photo left to right: Jason McGehee, Office of Congressman Griffin; William Rockefeller, Office of Senator John Boozman; Joe Chacko, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc. (FBICAAA) Board Member; Doris Anderson, FBICAAA; Kareem Moody; Jerry Hood, FBICAAA; SAC Howard Marshall; ASAC James Hendricks

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR hosted an FBI Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) program on February 26, 2014. The program was attended by approximately 80 ASU student enrolled in the ASU ELS program. The presentation was a general overview of the FBI, FBI Community Outreach Program, The Role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Role of the ASU Campus Police.

ASU Int’l student having fun moment with COS Hoskins

COS Hoskins; Nakeli Hendrix, ASU Immigration Specialist; Jake and U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer

The Little Rock Field Office participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration 2014, held on Monday, January 29th, in Conway, Arkansas. This year’s theme was “From his Dream ....to our Destiny.” The event was attended by representatives from the community, education, politics, business, non-profits, religious leaders, students and special needs community. Guest Speakers included: Mayor Tab Townsell, Pastor Carlos Kelly, Pastor Phillip Pointer Sr., and event coordinator, Jeffrey Moncrease.

Photo: Event Coordinator Jeffery Moncrease and COS Maria Hoskins

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.

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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.