UAPB faculty member selected to FBI Citizens’ Academy


Sederick C. Rice, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, has been selected as a member of the 2013 Little Rock Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Citizens’ Academy Class.

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 and improve communication, and increase interactions with the people and communities the FBI serves.

The academy will begin March 5 and end May 7. As a member of the academy, 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 counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, cyber crime, white-collar crime, violent crime, organized crime, drug matters, civil rights, applicant programs, and community outreach programs.

After graduation, academy attendees will join the FBI Little Rock Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association.