FBI Salt Lake City
Press Office
March 18, 2024

FBI Salt Lake City Accepting Applications for First Citizens Academy in Montana

HELENA, MT—The FBI Salt Lake City Division is now accepting nominations for the upcoming Citizens Academy to be held for the first time in Montana this summer. Classes will be held in Helena in July.

The Citizens Academy gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI, with a goal of raising awareness around the FBI and federal law enforcement, but also to dispel myths, strengthen relationships, and encourage honest discussion.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this unique program for our citizens in Montana,” said Special Agent in Charge Shohini Sinha of the Salt Lake City FBI. “We hope participants will gain a better understanding of the work we do and partner with us in keeping our communities safe. Graduates of our classes in Utah and Idaho have become great ambassadors for the FBI.”

Classes will meet for six evenings during the last two weeks in July at the FBI’s Helena office. Topics may include terrorism, cyber-enabled crime, public corruption, hate crimes, and financial crimes, among others.

Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, live and/or work in Montana, and consent to a limited background check.

Nominations will be accepted through April 18, 2024.

To self-nominate or submit a nomination for someone else, visit the following link:

Questions can be directed to our Community Outreach Specialist at SU_Outreach@fbi.gov To learn about other outreach programs, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/saltlakecity/community-outreach