FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Leslie McLane
(804) 261-1044
January 17, 2023

Wanted by the FBI: Community Leaders for the 2023 FBI Citizens Academy

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to work in the FBI? Do you want to get a better understanding on how the FBI serves the community? Special Agent in Charge Stanley M. Meador welcomes you to find out by applying to the FBI Richmond Citizens Academy program for Spring 2023. We are excited to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the Bureau investigates crimes and national security threats to our community.

The program will be held at the FBI Richmond field office every Wednesday evening for seven consecutive weeks beginning April 12, 2023. Over the course of the academy, participants will learn from FBI personnel the finer points of investigating crimes, protecting civil rights, firearms safety, and how the FBI relies on partnerships to protect and serve the community.

The goal of the Citizens Academy is to strengthen relationships in the community by fostering a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement. Ideal candidates are influential business, religious, civic, and community leaders who may serve as community ambassadors for the FBI and conduits of information between their communities/organizations and the FBI Richmond Field Office.

We are seeking your assistance in identifying potential nominees for the upcoming class with strong ties to the community.

Please visit our webpage for more information about the Citizens Academy and the nomination process. All nominations are to be submitted by close of business January 31, 2023. Due to high demand, the selection process is competitive, and acceptance is not guaranteed. You can nominate yourself.

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Specialist at RH_Outreach@fbi.gov.