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Wanted by the Springfield FBI: future agents in training

GODFREY – Incoming high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to learn what it would take to become an FBI agent.

lcccfbiThe 2018 Future Agents in Training Academy is being held June 20 and 21 at Lewis and Clark Community College.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Springfield Division will conduct the free, two-day interactive learning experience for students living in the LCCC District.

Participants will learn about career opportunities with the FBI through both classroom and hands-on activities, which will offer insight into many topics and specialties of the bureau, including criminal activity, cyber threats, terrorism and administrative functions, among others.

“The FBI is presenting an outstanding opportunity to invite high school juniors and seniors to participate in this eye-opening experience,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Cox. “We want to increase public awareness about the FBI, our mission, our activities and our people. We want to introduce our youth to potential careers with the Bureau.”

Students will learn from special agents, intelligence analysts and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and solving cases.

After completing the class, students will be more aware of the challenges their communities face, better understand how the FBI serves their region and be prepared to mentor their peers.

“We will build and foster dialog and relationships with members of our community through this event,” Cox said. “Each participant will gain a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in our community.”

Those interested must apply by May 11.

The application process includes an application form, short essay and letter of recommendation – to be submitted to by the deadline. All forms and additional information are available online at

Anyone with questions can contact FBI Springfield Public Affairs Officer Brad Ware at (217) 757-3542 or, or Martin at (618) 468-4520 or

PHOTO: A Future Agents in Training participant collects an evidence sample after a simulated explosive detonated inside a vehicle near the FBI’s Training Academy in Quantico, Va., in August 2016. Photo courtesy of

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