The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Denver Field Division is proud to host a DEA Citizens’ Academy. The DEA recognizes the importance of forging strong alliances with local communities and maintaining collaborative relationships with community leaders. Qualified candidates will be provided a unique look into the nation’s leading drug law enforcement agency and discover how local communities and citizens can play a key role in DEA’s critical mission. The DEA Supervisors will provide an in-depth, working knowledge of federal drug enforcement efforts in combating illegal drug trafficking. The course will comprise of topics such as DEA mission, drug identification and trends, equipment and technology, Diversion and pharmaceutical investigations, clandestine laboratories, raid planning and execution, weapons familiarization, and undercover practical exercises.
The next class has been scheduled for September 5, 2019, thru October 10, 2019. This six week program will consist of a three hour class one night per week on Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Classes will be held at the DEA’s Denver Field Division in Centennial, Colorado. There are no fees for enrollment.
Potential candidates must be a business, civic, and/or religious community leader and approved by the Special Agent in Charge in Denver. All candidates must be at least 21 years of age, pass a minimal security clearance, have no prior felony convictions, and agree to a hold-harmless agreement form.