Los Angeles Citizen's Academy Alumni Association

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Congratulations to our FBI CITIZENS ACADEMY Spring 2017 graduating class

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FBI Diversity Agent Recruitment event with guest speaker Director Comey

Dear Members,

The FBI is hiring Special Agents! The FBI Los Angeles Office is hosting a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Event on May 9, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. DAR is an informational session to discuss the process of becoming an FBI Special Agent. The FBI is seeking to hire diverse, qualified applicants who are interested in the Special Agent positions. We are reaching out to you to promote DAR and to encourage the members in your community/organization to participate in the DAR Event.

FBI Director James B. Comey and L.A. Field Office, Assistant Director in Charge, Deidre Fike are scheduled to speak at the event.

Attached to this email is the DAR Flyer and specific instructions on how to get started. Please pass the DAR Flyer along to those who may be interested in attending the event or simply print it out as handouts for your office. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the DAR Hotline at 310-996-4210. Anyone who meets the qualifications may apply!

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

Special Agent eligibility requirements can be found here: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

The Link to the DAR talent network can be found here: https://apply.fbijobs.gov/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1&FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath%2cIsFolder.

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The FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office is pleased to announce a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event, Tuesday, May 9. The FBI is looking to attract prospective candidates from diverse backgrounds who may be interested in the Special Agent position, or other professional careers.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. Questions can be directed to a LAFO applicant recruiter at: LosAngelesApplicants@ic.fbi.gov.

Special Agent eligibility requirements can be found here: Click here.

The Link to the DAR talent network can be found here: Click Here.


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FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI LA CAAA)

2017 BOARD ELECTIONS RESULTS

We are pleased to officially announce and welcome the  FBI LOS ANGELES CITIZENS ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWLY ELECTED BOARD of DIRECTORS:

Andrea Wilson
Adnan Khan
Dean Koukos

Nicholas Rumanes 

Michael Barry

They are joining the current Board of Directors:
TOMMY PAPA

DEAN COCHRAN

DIANA KELLY

DAVID EISMAN

ISSA EDAH-TALLY

WARNER CARR

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW BOARD AND ALL THE CANDIDATES!
We look forward to another exciting year!

* Please do not hesitate to contact Board Chairman Omar Siddiqui at osiddiqui@usllp.com or President Michael Waiters  mewinsplnr@aol.com should you have any questions.

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FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Could Use Your Help

Dear Members of FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association,

We are asking you to send your mailing address to Tommy Papa our VP of Membership so we may send you a ballot to vote for the new board of directors. You can send it to tommy.papa@fbilacaaa.org. We appreciate all of your help in making the organization great.

Kind Regards,
FBILACAAA Board of Directors

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CYBER-SECURITY

You are invited to join the FBI and CIA for a joint presentation on

CYBER SECURITY

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16th 2017,
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Formal Presentations
7:30 to 9:00pm – Q&A, Networking
Location: Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles 90024
(Specific auditorium will be provided upon RVSP confirmation)

Please RSVP (space is limited) by Monday, Feb. 13th to Diane Gonzalez, Diane.Gonzalez@ic.fbi.gov. Dinner will be provided. No group RSVP’s allowed. Each person must RSVP individually.

 

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CYBER-SECURITY

You are invited to join the FBI and CIA for a joint presentation on

CYBER SECURITY

Date: Tuesday, January 24th 2017,
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Formal Presentations
7:30 to 9:00pm – Q&A, Networking
Location: OC Family Justice Center
150 W. Vermont Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805

Please RSVP (space is limited) by January 18th to Diane Gonzalez, Diane.Gonzalez@ic.fbi.gov. Dinner will be provided. Free Parking in lot behind building

 

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WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & FEDERAL SERVICE

Law Enforcement:
A Career Like No Other

Information Panel & Networking Session

 

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Orange County (Address will be provided after RSVP is Confirmed)

 

**The panel will consist of DEA, HHS-OIG, HSI and FBI Women in Law Enforcement. Come learn what it is like to be a Special Agent, the application process and what led these women to choose a career in Federal Law Enforcement

***Check in will begin at 6:10 pm and end promptly at 6:50 pm to allow for seating. Please arrive on time. Please RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-law-enforcement-federal-service-tickets-31729402497 no later than February 23rd. Seating is limited.

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crime vs terrorism

    A discussion moderated by Rear Admiral Tim Sullivan, USCG, Ret.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017: 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm

 

DESCRIPTION:
Join the Transportation Sector in an interactive talk about criminal activity in our supply chains and how fighting crime is a sandbox to counter terrorism. Rear Admiral Tim Sullivan, USCG, Ret., will guide the discussion with a focus on supply chain security at our seaports.

LOCATION:
The meeting will take place in Port of Los Angeles area. For security purposes, the exact location will be announced solely to cleared registrants.

ARGET AUDIENCE:
Business leaders; Federal, State, County & Local Law Enforcement and Intelligence officers; US Military; Academics; private security professionals; and all members of InfraGard

INFRAGARD MEMBER REGISTRATION:
Members will receive an invitation e-mail from Eventbrite & a link in the Daily Brief. If you have any registration issues, please e-mail jcampbell@infragardlosangeles.org

NON-INFRAGARD MEMBER REGISTRATION:
Please e-mail jcampbell@infragardlosangeles.org with the following information: your full name; employer; job title; how you learned of the course

Documentation of submission of your InfraGard membership application (applications available at https://www.infra(tard.org/Application/General/NewApplication)
Lunch is not included. There is no charge for this event.
Questions: Contact the Transportation Sector Chief tdimascio@infragardlosangeles.org

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2017 FBI Los Angeles Teen Academy

2017 FBI Los Angeles Teen Academy

The FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office is accepting applications for the 2017 Westwood Teen Academy, 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90024, Ronald Williams C-206 Conference Room, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are a high school student, between 15 to 18 years of age, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and residing in the Los Angeles Field Office area, you are welcome to apply to the Teen Academy. Space is limited to 50 students and acceptance is not guaranteed. Application packages are currently available at www.fbi.gov/losangeles, click on Community Outreach, and scroll to Teen Academy.

Interested students should complete and submit the required application and materials via e-mail to Katherine.Gulotta@ic.fbi.gov or via U.S. mail to the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, Attention: COS Katherine Gulotta, Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700, Los Angeles, California, 90024. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for panel review. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school is encouraged to apply. All students will be evaluated based on their essay and application (GPA, school activities and community involvement) to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants. The program is not exclusive to students only interested in criminal justice.

Punctuality, professional behavior and appropriate dress code will be required of all students attending this program.

The Teen Academy offers insight into a number of topics and specialties including the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms, what violations of federal law the FBI investigates, what is required of all FBI applicants, and the FBI’s domestic and international roles. Students will also enjoy numerous hands-on experiences involving specialized areas of the FBI, such as the Evidence Response Team. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, better understand how the FBI serves their region, and are better prepared to mentor their peers.

The FBI’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter, generously sponsors lunch for all students in attendance. Further directions are included in the application packet.

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Dear FBILACAAA Members,

You are invited to attend the FBILACAAA annual meeting on December 6th, 2016 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the C-206 Ronald Williams Conference Room. We will be discussing  programming for the next year, rewewing memberships and discussing board positions for the up-coming elections. We hope you can join us.

Kind regards,

FBILACAAA Board of Directors

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FBI LA Citizen Academy Alumni Association Members are:

“Bad Guys for a Day”

FBI Surveillance Teams from Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco rolled into the Crowe Regional Tactical Training Center in Irvine, California for a week of training.  As threats have evolved, agents must be prepared to deal with a variety of tactical situations from armed car stops to active shooters.  Members of the FBI LA CAAA assisted in this training as role players to make the training scenarios as real as possible.

In a typical scenario some role players acted as suspect vehicle drivers and confronted agents as they went through their arrest procedures while other role players acted as general public distractions so agents could learn to deal with likely real life situations.

In an active shooter scenario CAAA role players acted as wounded and frightened employees in an office as agents had to separate innocents from the shooters and deal with the threats.

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FBI LA CAAA role players L to R: Bill Sewell, Frank Marchese, Michael Waiters, Dorian Alan, Tommy Papa, David Eisman, Rami Sadeghi, Mike Kirk, and (kneeling) Tony Soloman.  Previous day role players not pictured: Jordan Kaye, Greg Bloom, Manny Paez, Andrea Wilson, Omar Siddiqui, and Dean Cochran

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Bank Robbery App for the iPhone and Smartphone

Another way to help our community!

Last week, the FBI released a new bank robbery app for iPhones and Android smartphones that was designed internally within the FBI.

This app should make it much easier for the public as well as financial institutions, law enforcement agencies and others to view photos and information about bank robberies in their geographical area.  The app, which works with bankrobbers.fbi.gov, can be downloaded at no charge from Apple’s app store or Google Play.  You can also click on the links provided to access the app.

Links for App:

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Dear esteemed FBILACAAA members,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would like to formally invite you to attend a joint information session on Cyber Security held in the Los Angeles area. You will have a unique opportunity to hear from cyber experts from both agencies. In addition, you will learn about current cyber program jobs and career paths within the FBI and CIA.

The information session is scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 3rd from 6:30pm-9:00pm

The location is:
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall, Room 1857
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(visitor parking is available in University Hall P2 or P3)

 

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You are Invited to the Los Angeles FBI Family Day!

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Please note citizens academy alumni association members need to RSVP by Friday, September 23, 2016 to Kate Gulotta at Katherine.Gulotta@ic.fbi.gov. ALL TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE and CHECK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE EVENT DAY. For various reasons, we are not accepting day-of guests or payment.

Checks are payable to “LA FBI RA.” RSVP to Kate via email (so she knows to look out for the check), please send checks to Kate’s attention or ADC Anthony Montero, FBI, 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700, LA CA 90024.

With the check please include the following information:

  1. The CAAA member who is the host (their name)
  2. Total number of tickets requested (e.g. 5)
  3. Choice of food truck between Oaxaca Mexican Food Truck or Tommy’s Burgers (e.g. 3 Tommy’s and 2 Oaxaca)

 

  • Tickets and wristbands will be under the alumni’s name at the registration desk, located on the southeast corner of the lot.

 

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Los Angeles FBI Citizens Academy Sponsor a Dinner!

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Every fall the FBI Los Angeles holds their FBI LA Citizens Academy. The next class is starting September 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm. Remember back to when you took the Citizens Academy. You were running there from work eager to learn about that days’ topic. Weren’t you thankful that there was a meal. Well, we are asking for your help to rpovide meals for this next class. You can donate on line at https://fbilacaaa.org/ and we take care of the ordering or you can contact Diana Kelly and let her  know what day you would like to coordinate the meal operations@fbilacaaa.org.

The following is a list of the 2016 Fall FBI CAAA Class dinners we need help with.

Session 1: 9/27
Session 2: 10/4
Session 3: 10/11
Session 4: 10/18
Session 5: 10/25
Session 6: 11/1
Session 7: SATURDAY RANGE/SWAT DAY 11/5
Session 8: GRADUATION DINNER 11/8

If you donate or sponsor a class, we would love for you to attend that class, if your schedule allows.

Sincerely,FBILACAAA Board of Directors

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FBICAAA Business Cards Now Available to Order!

At long last the new FBICAAA Business Card Format has been approved! The below Business Card Order Form displays a business card, which is both professional and pleasing to the eye. National has been working hard to come up with a two-sided card printed in a multi-color design and make it available to our Chapter members at a reasonable cost.

All FBICAAA Members are authorized to order FBICAAA Business Cards. Please use the following order for to place your order.
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Raising Awareness of Opioid Addiction FBI, DEA Release Documentary Aimed at Youth

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Every day, the nation’s law enforcement agenciesat the local, state, and federal levels—including the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—use investigative resources to target the supply side in the war against drugs. But even with numerous law enforcement successes in this area, the demand for drugs continues. And one of the more worrisome trends is a growing epidemic of prescription opiate and heroin abuse, especially among young people.

Today, in an effort to help educate students and young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction, the FBI and DEA unveiled a documentary called Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., before an audience of educational leaders from the region.

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Letter From FBI Director James Comey Regarding San Bernardino Matter

The San Bernardino litigation isn’t about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. It is about the victims and justice.  Fourteen people were slaughtered and many more had their lives and bodies ruined.  We owe them a thorough and professional investigation under law.  That’s what this is.  The American people should expect nothing less from the FBI.

The particular legal issue is actually quite narrow. The relief we seek is limited and its value increasingly obsolete because the technology continues to evolve.  We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist’s passcode without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking a decade to guess correctly.  That’s it.  We don’t want to break anyone’s encryption or set a master key loose on the land.  I hope thoughtful people will take the time to understand that.  Maybe the phone holds the clue to finding more terrorists.  Maybe it doesn’t.  But we can’t look the survivors in the eye, or ourselves in the mirror, if we don’t follow this lead.

Reflecting the context of this heart-breaking case, I hope folks will take a deep breath and stop saying the world is ending, but instead use that breath to talk to each other.  Although this case is about the innocents attacked in San Bernardino, it does highlight that we have awesome new technology that creates a serious tension between two values we all treasure – privacy and safety.  That tension should not be resolved by corporations that sell stuff for a living.  It also should not be resolved by the FBI, which investigates for a living.  It should be resolved by the American people deciding how we want to govern ourselves in a world we have never seen before.  We shouldn’t drift to a place – or be pushed to a place by the loudest voices – because finding the right place, the right balance, will matter to every American for a very long time.

So I hope folks will remember what terrorists did to innocent Americans at a San Bernardino office gathering and why the FBI simply must do all we can under the law to investigate that.  And in that sober spirit, I also hope all Americans will participate in the long conversation we must have about how to both embrace the technology we love and get the safety we need.

Jim Comey

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

sent on behalf of Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation by FBILACAAA

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Pay Your 2016 Membership Dues Now!

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Don’t miss out on special events or our speaker series in 2016! We have made paying your dues even easier with three different options for you to us!
Pay your dues on line at https://fbilacaaa.org/member-application/
Send a check to P.O. Box 241453, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (NOTE THIS IS A NEW PO BOX)
If you are uncomfortable paying on line, please contact Tommy Papa at membership@fbilacaaa.org and he can assist you with an over-the-phone method. 310-621-3721.

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Important Member Update

Invitations to upcoming events are only directed to Members in Good Standing. A few members have expressed a concern they are not receiving email updates and invitations to events. If you are a dues paying member of the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy and you do not believe you are properly receiving emails related to upcoming events, please email Mai Lee Membership VP with your email address at membership@fbilacaaa.org so we may insure we have your correct contact information.

Upcoming Member Events include several interesting speaker series events. If you are interested in the members only events please contact Chairperson Dorian Alan at dfalan@yahoo.com. This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes so if you are not a member in good standing, please click on the join tab at the top of the page and renew or join the FBI LA Citizens Academy.

We all appreciate that selection to participate in the Academy is a privilege and an unique opportunity. In light of the limited class size and high volume of applicants, The FBI Los Angeles Citizens Alumni Association encourages you to recommend your colleagues, friends and family to apply to the next Fall 2015 Los Angeles FBI Citizens Academy or the Spring 2015 Orange County Citizens Academy. Please click here for application information.

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New E-Scams and Warnings from Headquarters

globeBold and ruthless, cyber criminals are constantly looking for their next victim. Whether it is ransomware, Fake FBI Emails or just the most recent of online scams, be informed and stay aware with the Cyber Warnings from Headquarters.

About

The FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a community based and supported organization, distinct and separate from the FBI, designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating business, labor, media, medical, minority, religious, government, senior citizens, and other community leaders about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and limitations of the FBI.

Each member of the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association is a graduate of an 8-week FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association curriculum which focuses on federal law enforcement issues and challenges. Graduates of the curriculum are eligible for participation in the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association. That network of alumni meets periodically to update graduates on local and global emerging issues.

FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is
Organized as a 501 (C)(3) under the I.R.S codes
Tax ID Number: 46-1200028
Organiztion #: C3509347
Date of Incorporation: October 4, 2011

About

The FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a community based and supported organization, distinct and separate from the FBI, designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating business, labor, media, medical, minority, religious, government, senior citizens, and other community leaders about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and limitations of the FBI.

Each member of the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association is a graduate of an 8-week FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association curriculum which focuses on federal law enforcement issues and challenges. Graduates of the curriculum are eligible for participation in the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association. That network of alumni meets periodically to update graduates on local and global emerging issues.

FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is
Organized as a 501 (C)(3) under the I.R.S codes
Tax ID Number: 46-1200028
Organiztion #: C3509347
Date of Incorporation: October 4, 2011

About

The FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a community based and supported organization, distinct and separate from the FBI, designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating business, labor, media, medical, minority, religious, government, senior citizens, and other community leaders about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and limitations of the FBI.

Each member of the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association is a graduate of an 8-week FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association curriculum which focuses on federal law enforcement issues and challenges. Graduates of the curriculum are eligible for participation in the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association. That network of alumni meets periodically to update graduates on local and global emerging issues.

FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association is
Organized as a 501 (C)(3) under the I.R.S codes
Tax ID Number: 46-1200028
Organiztion #: C3509347
Date of Incorporation: October 4, 2011