Albuquerque FBI Division Accepting Nominations For Citizens Academy

The Albuquerque FBI is accepting nominations for its next Citizen Academy which begins Feb. 22, 2022. The Los Alamos Reporter attended this academy and learned so much about the FBI and especially the topics listed in the news release. Photo Courtesy FBI


Nominations are being accepted for the Albuquerque FBI Division’s Citizens Academy, which offers business, religious,  civic, and community leaders an inside look at one of the world’s most famous law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

The class will take place on Wednesday evenings at the Albuquerque Field Office from February 22 to April 26, 2023, with a Friday session in April TBA.

“The purpose of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of the FBI in the communities we serve and protect,” Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda said. “Every year, we invite the public so that we can learn from each other and implement better ways to serve our communities.”

Presentation topics include violent crime, human trafficking, cyber, counter-intelligence, terrorism, digital forensics, Indian Country, SWAT, Evidence Response Team, FBI history, and more.

Nomination forms, which can be found at, must be filled out and returned by the close of business Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

Entry requirements:

•        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

Candidates can be nominated by a member of the public or they can nominate themselves.

Completed forms should be emailed to or sent to:

Albuquerque FBI
Attn: Community Outreach
4200 Luecking Park Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107