Creating Lasting Relationships with Community, Religious and Civic Leaders and Organizations
The Citizens Academy is an annual event for local community, religious and civic leaders, and organizations to interact and talk directly with ATF special agents and participate in hands-on activities related to ATF’s areas of investigative responsibilities.
The goal of the ATF Houston Field Division Citizens’ Academy is to create a lasting partnership with community, religious leaders, civic leaders and organizations through education of our regulatory and technical capabilities which play a vital role in the reduction of violent crime. The focus is to highlight the vital role ATF serves in safe guarding south east Texas, as well as to build a special bond between ATF and the communities.
We are very excited because we have just completed another very successful ATF Citizen's Academy. Please join us in congratulating the 2018 Alumni Member and Graduates of the ATF Citizen Academy.
Miguel Amaro, David Brown, Jamie Ehrman, Gavin Giere, Toby Hausman, Karen Jarrett, Richard Koenigsdorf, Josh Lack, Josh Mone,
Kevin O’Dell, Janice Powell- Jordan, Deborah Richard , Arnaldo Rojas, Doug Samples, Gina Sunseri, Charly Varughese, Patrick Wong ,
History of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): The early years of tax collecting to today's law enforcement and regulatory bureau.
Industry Operations Investigators (IOI): Functions and responsibilities in governing federal firearms licensing and regulations.
Federal Firearms Laws: ATF's responsibilities for regulating the firearms industry and investigating firearms related criminal activity.
Firearms Trafficking Case Study: Learning from past ATF firearms trafficking cases and how we adapt our investigation methods to counter and stop firearms trafficking.
International Firearms Trafficking (IFT): Cause and effect of international firearms trafficking and how it affects our local community.
Range Day: Spend an afternoon firing different tactical weapons/learning tactical movement formations.
Arson: Learn about our Certified Fire Investigator Program, interesting case studies and K-9 demonstration and detection.
Blast Demonstration: See first hand the destructive force of pyrotechnics.
Special Response Team: Learn about ATF's specialized team of operators, medics and negotiators.
Civic, Religious, Business and Community Leaders and Organizations
21 year of age and above
No Prior Felony Convictions
Submit to a background check
Live and/or work in the Greater Houston area.
The application period is open 9-1 through 12-1 and is now closed.
Citizens Academy Information
For more information please email or call:
Public Information Officer
5825 N. Sam Houston Pkwy West
Houston, TX 77086