ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  The FBI’s Albuquerque branch is giving community leaders in the city an inside look at the FBI. The Citizens Academy is an eight-session program open to New Mexico’s business, religious, civic, and community leaders.

The program will be held at the FBI field office in Albuquerque. It runs from February 22 – April 26. The FBI is currently accepting nominations for the program. Nomination forms must be completed and emailed to by Wednesday, December 14. For more information and to find nomination forms visit

Requirements for nomination into the Citizens Academy:

  • Business, religious, civic, or community leader
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions or be under investigation as a subject in a criminal case
  • Live or work in New Mexico
  • Pass a limited background check
  • Have a schedule that allows attendance in person at all the class sessions