FBI Citizens Academy Programs are engaging six-to-eight week programs that give business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evenings at the Cincinnati field office and the Columbus regional agency. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academies is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education. Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office. To find out more about the FBI Citizens Academy in Cincinnati and Columbus, contact the FBI Cincinnati community outreach specialist at (513) 421-4310.