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December 19, 2023

Albuquerque FBI Division Deadline Approaching for Nominations for 2024 Citizens Academy Program

Nominations are still being accepted for the Albuquerque FBI’s Citizens Academy Program, which offers business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at one of the world’s most storied law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The 2024 session will take place on Wednesday evenings at the FBI Albuquerque Field Office from February 21 to April 24, with a Friday session in April TBA.

“The FBI Citizens Academy is a program where diverse backgrounds and experiences help foster greater trust and understanding within the communities we're sworn to protect,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda. “Our upcoming citizens academy is no exception; we look forward to learning from and building stronger partnerships with the civic and cultural leaders striving to achieve the same goal – keep our neighborhoods safe.” Presentation topics include violent crime, human trafficking, cyber, counter-intelligence, terrorism, digital forensics, Indian Country, SWAT, Evidence Response Team, Operational Medicine Program, FBI history, and more. Nomination forms which lead to the application process, can be found at www.fbi.gov/AQoutreach. The deadline is approaching, as all forms must be filled out and returned by the close of business Friday, December 29, 2023.

Entry requirements:

  • Business, religious, civic, or community leader
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions or be under investigation as a subject in a criminal case
  • Live or work in New Mexico
  • Pass a limited background check
  • Have a schedule that allows attendance in person at all the class sessions

Questions should be e-mailed to the following address: AQ.Outreach@fbi.gov.

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