FBI, This Week: Citizens Academy Graduate Has Role in New 9/11 Training
March 28, 2019
Jennifer Moses, the assistant director of professional programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum and a 2018 FBI Citizens Academy graduate, helped develop and implement a program for all new FBI special agent and intelligence analyst trainees.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum collaborated on a program for all new special agent and intelligence analyst trainees.
It’s part of a new requirement for trainees to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City to emphasize the importance of the FBI’s work and the stake of that work.
Jennifer Moses, the assistant director of professional programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum and a 2018 FBI Citizens Academy graduate, helped develop and implement the program.
Moses attributes the Citizens Academy with fostering a deeper understanding of public service.
Jennifer Moses: It's the kind of experience where you gain an insight into an incredibly important part of what makes our system work and what secures our freedoms and our safety. I don't know of anything else that provides that kind of insight. And for people who really want to see themselves as being civically engaged and giving their best to the community, I would say really consider doing Citizens Academy, because without all the insight you'll get from Citizens Academy, you won't have certain key understanding of what being civically engaged really means. So I would strongly recommend it.
Halpern: The Citizens Academy is a six- to eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI through education and discussion.
Candidates are nominated and then selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.
Learn more about the FBI’s Citizens Academies and the 9/11 training for new agents and analysts at www.fbi.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.