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January 8, 2021

FBI Citizens Academy Seeking Community Leaders for Spring 2021 FBI Citizens Academy Class

SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office is encouraging civil, business, and religious community leaders to complete an online application to attend its virtual FBI Citizens Academy. The Spring 2021 class will be offered entirely online, enabling leaders from regions located far from FBI field offices to attend. Community leaders from the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba are encouraged to apply.

“The COVID-19 pandemic tested the flexibility of our outreach efforts. We met the challenge well, finding that virtual platforms expanded our reach, enabling us to better connect with more geographically distant communities in our area of responsibility,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan.

Virtual FBI Citizens Academy classes provide seven weeks of virtual classroom instruction and participants will be invited to attend optional in-person demonstrations compliant with COVID-19 safety measures. To submit an application for the class that will begin on April 8, 2021, visit https://forms.fbi.gov/fbi-citizens-academy-nomination-form-sacramento/view. Applications must be received by February 18, 2021, to be considered.

The FBI Citizens Academy class provides community leaders with a view into how the FBI Sacramento Field Office serves communities within its 34-county region in California. Over the course of seven weeks, attendees learn how the FBI fulfills its mission and partners with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to combat significant crime. Content includes exploration of the FBI’s investigative priorities including terrorism, counterintelligence, civil rights, cybercrime, public corruption, and violent crime.

More than 500 students have graduated FBI Sacramento Field Office’s FBI Citizens Academy program since 2006.