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Citizens Academy

WHAT IS THE FBI CITIZENS ACADEMY?

The Citizens Academy is an engaging six-to-eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education. Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.

The FBI Citizens Academy of San Antonio is a stimulating Community Outreach Program of the San Antonio Division of the FBI which provides an inside look at Federal law enforcement and meet the dedicated men and women of our FBI family.  During the Academy the fascinating curriculum allows students to participate in;

  • Practical problems involving evidence collection and preservation
  • Firearms demonstrations
  • Fingerprint, forensic, technology, training, and other services
  • Gain insight into the structure and operation of an FBI Field and satellite offices
  • Obtain an overview of the legal basis for the FBI’s jurisdiction & issues relating to congressional  oversight
  • Policies and issues: ethics, discipline, communications, drug enforcement, civil rights, and future criminal trends

 Learn about the services the FBI provides to local and state law enforcement agencies. It’s designed to promote a more informed community through educating business, labor, media, minority, government, religious, and community leaders in the city where the academy is being held  about federal law enforcement issues and challenges. This Academy allows you to meet and interact with personnel of the FBI San Antonio Division in a positive and informal setting, sharing ideas and information.

To Apply

To nominate an individual for an upcoming Citizens Academy session, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Sandra Mae Garcia at (210) 650-6486 or sandra.garcia@ic.fbi.gov.