FBI seminar to cover topics ranging from personal to international

by | Dec 19, 2013 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Jan. 12, 8:30 am–2 pm

A partnership of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and the Business and Legal Society, the Simon Family JCC, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will offer the Federal Bureau of Investigation Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (FBI CREST) program next month at the JCC.

Building on the success of the more involved and longer Citizens’ Academy program, the FBI created the initiative in 2006. This program is designed to give more citizens the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of the FBI from Special Agents.

Developed just for the Jewish community, this CREST program will offer specialized training seminars with presentations on these topics: counterterrorism, foreign counterintelligence, cyber crime and civil rights.

“Through the CREST program, we are able to help improve the quality of life within the community through awareness programs, to establish new partnerships and initiatives, to improve our understanding of the community through an exchange of information, and to identify crime problems affecting specific communities that are not currently being addressed,” says Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk FBI office, Royce Curtin.

Free and open to the community, lunch will be provided. RSVP is required to attend by Jan. 9 to LHenderson@ujft.org or 757-965-6107.

For more information on this event and other CRC initiatives, visit JewishVA.org/CRC.