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 AQ.Outreach@fbi.gov by Wednesday, December 14. For more information and to find nomination forms visit fbi.gov/AQoutreach

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