ATF Houston Citizens’ Academy

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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 and 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

Topics:

  • 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.  Image of target shooting

  • 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.

Participant Eligibility:

  • 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 Houston greater area.

Citizens’ Academy Application

For more information and/or an application please email or call:

Public Information Officer
5825 N. Sam Houston Pkwy West
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77086

(281) 716-8207
HoustonDiv@atf.gov

 

 

 

 

Last Reviewed September 22, 2016