On September 29, 2016, members of the Birmingham Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBICAAA) visited INTERPOL Washington, the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB).
The visit was one of several the group took to federal law enforcement organizations in the Washington, D.C. area this week.
The group received an overview of the operations and capabilities of the USNCB followed by an opportunity to ask questions of USNCB staff.
They also toured the INTERPOL Operations and Command Center (IOCC).
FBI Citizens Academy programs give business, religious, civic, and community leaders around the United States a six-to-eight week look inside the FBI.
Classes meet in the evening in FBI offices.
The mission of the Academies is to foster greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.
Candidates are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.
To find out more about the FBI Citizens Academy in your area, contact your local field office at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us