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Citizen's Academy

Our goal is to strengthen the bond with local leaders and work together to address issues affecting our communities.

Some Special Agent in Charge (SAC) offices host citizen's academies that provide selected business, religious, civic, and community leaders a unique opportunity to learn the role of federal law enforcement in their local community.

Participants learn about HSI’s authorities and offices, experience HSI operations, learn how we serve, and learn how to partner with us to improve the safety and security of our local communities.

Our Citizen's Academy consists of a 7-week curriculum that meets once a week. Each session is approximately 3 hours. Attendees learn about HSI investigations in hands-on, interactive activities, such as:

  • Mock surveillance operations
  • Firearms demonstration and hands-on experience
  • Tactics and operations demonstrations

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a recognized business, religious, or community leader.
  • Live and/or work within the SAC's jurisdiction.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Consent to a limited background investigation.
  • Attend all meetings.

Contact your local SAC office to learn about upcoming Citizen's Academy sessions.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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