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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 27, 2013

U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco Speaker At FBI’s Citizens Academy

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), was invited to speak on November 6, 2013 at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Citizens Academy.  This is the 6th FBI Citizens Academy held in Guam.  U.S. Attorney Limtiaco has previously presented at the FBI Citizens Academy on topics related to the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco discussed the mission and priorities of the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office, the type of cases handled by the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the various initiatives of the Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office including the “Smart on Crime Initiative” announced by Attorney General Eric Holder in August 2013.

The FBI offers members of the community an up close and personal look at how it operates through their Citizens Academy program.  The program brings the community’s civic, business, and religious leaders together to experience firsthand how the FBI investigates crimes and threats to our national security and learn about the various tools and techniques we employ to carry out our mission.

FBI Citizens Academy class members are nominated by a Bureau employee or a previous academy graduate. To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old, with no felony convictions, and because of the classified investigative techniques discussed, nominees must also undergo a background check and get an interim security clearance.  The FBI Citizens Academy curriculum mirrors new-agent training. That means class members get plenty of hands-on instruction — from shooting firearms and learning how to fingerprint and handcuff suspects to collecting evidence from a crime scene and operating vehicles under emergency situations.

Updated January 7, 2015