FBI Denver 2022 Citizens Academy nominations now open

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    FBI Denver will be accepting nominations for the 2022 Citizens Academy through Nov. 30.

    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 and encourage honest dialogue.

    “The FBI’s Citizen Academy provides an incredible opportunity for members of the community to better understand the work of the FBI and partner with us in keeping Colorado and Wyoming citizens safe,” said Michael H. Schneider, special agent in charge for the FBI Denver Division. “We are grateful for the work of the Citizens Academy and encourage participants to share the information learned through this experience with family, friends and neighbors.”

    Classes meet one evening per week across eight weeks at the FBI Denver office. Topics may include terrorism, cyber-enabled crime, public corruption, hate crimes and financial crimes, among others. The session culminates in a “range day,” where participants are brought to the FBI’s shooting range. To graduate from the FBI Citizens Academy, you must attend six of the eight classes.

    Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, live and/or work within FBI Denver’s jurisdiction (Colorado/Wyoming) and consent to a limited background check.

    To self-nominate or submit a nomination for someone else, visit the following link: https://forms.fbi.gov/fbi-citizens-academy-nomination-form-denver/view.

    A panel of FBI employees will review nominations. Selected nominees will be invited to apply. Applicants who pass a background check will be admitted to the 2022 session.

    The dates for the Citizens Academy are anticipated to take place from mid-March to mid-May 2022.

    Please direct any questions to FBI Denver Community Outreach Specialist Leah Hapner at dn_outreach@fbi.gov or (303) 630-6174. To learn about other FBI Denver community outreach programming, visit https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach.