Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain at the FBI?

Well, now's your chance to learn more about the organization.

The FBI Salt Lake City Division has announced that it is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Citizens Academy, which will take place in Montana this summer.

Scheduled to be held in Helena throughout July, the academy offers an exclusive opportunity for business leaders, religious figures, civic representatives, and community influencers to gain unprecedented insights into the FBI's operations.

Unveiling the FBI Citizens Academy

With a core objective of fostering a deeper understanding of the FBI and federal law enforcement, the Citizens Academy aims to demystify misconceptions, nurture robust relationships, and stimulate open dialogue.

Special Agent in Charge Shohini Sinha of the Salt Lake City FBI expressed enthusiasm about extending this unique program to the residents of Montana.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer this unique program for the citizens of Montana," said Special Agent Sinha. "We hope participants will gain a better understanding of the work we do and partner with us in keeping our communities safe."

Program Details

The Citizens Academy sessions will convene over six evenings during the final two weeks of July at the FBI's Helena office.

Engaging topics slated for discussion encompass terrorism, cyber-enabled crime, public corruption, hate crimes, financial crimes, and more.

Participants must meet eligibility criteria, including being at least 21 years old, residing and/or working in Montana, and consenting to a limited background check.

Nominations and Application Process

Nominations for prospective participants are currently open until April 18, 2024.

Interested individuals can either self-nominate or nominate someone else through the online nomination form available at the following link: FBI Citizens Academy Nomination Form.

For further inquiries or clarifications, individuals can reach out to the Community Outreach Specialist at SU_Outreach@fbi.gov.

Engage and Learn More

To discover more about this initiative and other outreach programs offered by the FBI Salt Lake City Division, visit: Salt Lake City FBI Community Outreach.

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