LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Dr. Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been selected as a member of the 2013 Little Rock Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Citizens’ Academy Class which is open to a diverse spectrum of business, civic, and religious leaders across the state. The Academy provides corporate executives and community leaders with an inside look at the FBI’s operations with the goal to improve understanding of the FBI’s role in the community, improve communication and increase interactions with the people and communities the FBI serves.
The Academy will begin March 5 and end May 7, 2013. As a member of the Academy, Dr. Rice will be trained in practical problem solving including fingerprint and forensic evidence collection and preservation, FBI jurisdiction and congressional oversight, and the structure and operation of FBI field offices and resident agencies.
The Academy’s curriculum will include presentations on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Cyber Crime, White Collar Crime, Violent Crime, Organized Crime, Drug Matters, Civil Rights, Applicant Program, and Community Outreach Program. Skills gained from the Academy will support Dr. Rice’s teaching and research at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and community outreach initiatives within the Pine Bluff community, and throughout the Arkansas Delta. After graduation, Academy attendees will join the FBI Little Rock Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association to create new partnerships, strengthen existing bonds, and work closely with Arkansas leaders that share a vision for safer communities.