National Leadership Conference

Join FBI Citizens Academy alumni from across the country at our FBI National CAAA Leadership Conference on September 5-8, 2018.  This event brings together keynote speakers, practical workshops, case studies, networking events, awards, and more to support continued development and success of FBI CAAA chapters.

Donate to Reduce Violent Crime

Starting in March 2018, the City of St. Louis/St. Louis Metropolitan Police will be reaching out to residents in South City two blocks at a time. During this outreach, they will make sure all porch lights and street lights are on and are working.  In addition, they will give each home smoke detectors and anti-theft clubs for vehicles. The goal is to help prevent vehicles from getting stolen and used to commit violent crimes.

Please help pay for anti-theft clubs ($13 each) by donating here and then contacting us to let us know that you’d like the money to be used specifically for this event.

Northwest Academy of Law

The FBI St. Louis office teaches a 7-session course on Introduction to Law Enforcement to 10th graders at the Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis from Feb 27, 2018, through April 11, 2018.  The students learn through the practical exercise of investigating a bank robbery, and volunteers help by playing the role of a key witness or assist with processing a crime scene, etc.  In addition to teaching the ins and outs of investigative work, the teaching team will show students the various careers in law enforcement available to them and a path to get there.

Please volunteer to help by Contacting Us!

Tour of FBI HQ and Academy

Our 2018 FBI Citizens Academy trip to Washington, D.C., will take place September 26-27, 2018.  All FBI Citizens Academy graduates (including the Spring 2018 class) who are affiliated with St. Louis are welcome to attend.  Attendees may each bring one adult guest, who must pass a background check.  If interested, please contact the FBI liaison or use the Contact Us page.

Holiday Happy Hour

FBISTLCAAA and 2017 FBI St. Louis Citizens Academy Graduates gathered for a holiday happy hour at Yaya’s Euro Bistro.  Besides enjoying food and each other’s company, the Board results were announced and awards for past work were given.  Further, Norm Appelman, Chair of the Life Membership Committee, awarded the Life Membership pin to 12 of the attendees.  We congratulate and commend their support of the goals of our Chapter. We hope other Life Members, at some point in the future, have the opportunity to accept their pins and for other members to join as Life Members.

SAC Introductions & FBISTLCAAA Board Elections

The FBISTLCAAA Board met the new FBI St. Louis SAC Rich Quinn, whereupon everyone discussed how the FBISTLCAAA can help our community. These ideas will be discussed at further length and translated into actions throughout next year.

Elections were recently held for Board Members and Officers, all with term start dates of Dec 1, 2017. The Board Members are as follows: Christy Moreno, David Brickhaus, David Wren, Dr. Randy Gray, Gary Chan, George Wilder, Joe Malec, Norm Appelman, Richard Heinrichs, Rufus Moore, Travis May, and Victor Salguero. The Officers are as follows: Gary Chan (President), Travis May (Executive Vice President), Joe Malec (Secretary), and Christy Moreno (Treasurer). Details can be found on the About Us page.

FBI Teen Academy Graduation

The FBI Teen Academy Gradation was held at the Northwest Academy of Law public high school to recognize sophomore students that completed weeks of training provided by FBI St. Louis agents and professional support personnel.

During the event, school Principal Ms. Valerie Carter-Thomas thanked the FBI St. Louis field office for continuing this program, and she thanked FBI Special Agent Matt Brummund for his work in “making a difference” in the students’ lives.

FBISTLCAAA Board Members celebrated by attending the graduation. A special thanks goes to the following: (1) Board Director Dr. Randy Gray of the Radiant Life Church in Festus, MO, for providing Samsung tablets that were given to four graduates in recognition of completing classes, (2) Board Director Rufus Moore for providing the graduation cake, and (3) St. Johns Bank for providing school supplies.

Mission SAVE

On September 30, 2017, the community outreach event was held and met the goal of hosting community conversations with youth, parents, community leaders, and law enforcement about the challenges we face and our shared responsibility to create positive change.  Mission SAVE (Strike Against Violence Early) is a federal, state, and local law enforcement initiative in St. Louis.

FBISTLCAAA Board Members Rufus Moore, Jr., and George Wilder attended and participated.  Thanks to a donation by a member who wishes to remain anonymous, the FBISTLCAAA was able to provide food and refreshments at the event.