Phoenix Meet & Mingle

Date: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Thank you to all who attended the Meet and Mingle event tonight in Scottsdale at Fleming’s! It was fantastic seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends – everyone had a wonderful time connecting. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.






Tucson Meet & Mingle

Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Brother John’s

Thank you to all who attended the Meet and Mingle event tonight in Tucson at Brother John’s! A big thank you to our President, Kristi Lee for making the trek from Phoenix to join in the fun. Everyone had a great time. 



FBIPCAAA – Community Service – Donation to the FBI Agents Association

Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Thanks to you, our valued FBIPCAAA members, who attended our May 20th presentation “Street, Script & Synthetic – Addictive and Deadly” by Stephanie Siete. We were able to donate $500 of the proceeds to the FBI Agents Association ( a national organization that supports FBI Agents and in the event of a fallen officer, their families as well. We love they also assist with sending surviving children to college (

*Pictured: SA Lance Kuhn FBIAA Phoenix Division representative receiving the $500 check from FBIPCAAA Board President, Kristi Lee. (Thank you, Board Director, Kelly Hardy for taking the picture!)



FBIPCAAA – Community Service Event International CREST Graduation – Phoenix

Date: Monday, July 10th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Boy Scouts of America Conference Center – Phoenix

So proud of our FBI Phoenix Office for the community outreach they do! This International CREST graduation, was the culmination of a 5-part series of classes FBI Agents taught various topics to 47 people in our community. The 47 people represented 14 different countries!

Six of our Board members (Kerri White, Barry Werblow, Kelly Hardy, Jennifer Hall, Kathleen Root and Kristi Lee) were able to attend and support the FBI’s community initiative and our FBIPCAAA purchased FBI lapel pins that we gave to each of the graduates. Our alumni association was presented with this certificate of appreciation for supporting the community.



Tucson Meet & Mingle

Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Kon Tiki

Great social tonight at Kon Tiki in Tucson! A big thanks to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing more new and familiar faces at coming events. Congratulations to Delores Faison, the door prize winner of a Chasing the Dragon DVD! Keep a look out here on Facebook for the time and location of the next Tucson Meet and Mingle. Please email any ideas, comments or questions about these events to



FBIPCAAA – Community Service Event International CREST 5-part series – Phoenix

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Boy Scouts of America Conference Center – Phoenix

One of the ways our FBI Phoenix office continues to reach out to the community is through CREST programs (Community Relations Executive Seminar Training) These are a series of continuing education classes to help build a positive bridge in educating people especially in our underserved communities. Yesterday concluded a very special International CREST five-part series, that included people from 14 different countries! As always, the people are welcoming and gracious hosts, serving everybody homemade delicacies and fragrant tea.

Our FBIPCAAA organization supports these events by attending and also contributing to gifts for each graduate.



Continuing Education: Street, Script and Synthetic – Addictive and Deadly

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Location: Boy Scouts of America Conference Center – Phoenix

We had an incredible workshop by Stephanie Siete, Director of Community Education – Community Bridges, detailing the opiate epidemic in our communities – special thanks to the FBI Phoenix Division for providing each attendee with a DVD of “Chasing The Dragon – The Life of an Opiate Addict” (In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction)

Stephanie has been providing drug prevention and education services for over 15 years focusing on targeted messages to youth, parents, teachers and administrators in school districts and colleges, locally and nationally. Ms. Siete also provides training for police departments, fire departments, corporate sites, and crisis volunteers on drug awareness. Stephanie leads the East Valley Synthetic Drugs Task Force, is a former Board Member for Teen Addictions Anonymous, a 2010 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a 2015 graduate of the Scottsdale Police Citizens Academy and recently co-authored her first book, WTF: Why Teens Fail and What To Fix, a parent guide book focused on various teen risk behaviors. Stephanie was the 2016 recipient of the FBI Phoenix Division’s Director’s Community Leadership Award. 



FBIPCA Class 2017 Graduation – Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff

Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Location: The McCormick Resort – Scottsdale

Congratulations Class of 2017!

We celebrated the Phoenix Division FBI Citizens Academy Graduation where graduates from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff had an opportunity to get to know their fellow alumni and learn about their experiences during their classes.



FBIPCAAA – Debrief FBIPCA Class 2017 – Phoenix & Tucson

Dates: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 & April 6th, 2017

What happens after your FBIPCA classes end…attend a Debrief! We had a great time getting to know some of our recent graduates for the Phoenix/Tucson/Flagstaff classes.  We have debriefs to give each graduate a chance to network and get to know their classmates in an informal atmosphere.

Congratulations on completing your FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy!  We all remember graduating our FBICA classes and the week after the academy ended, we truly felt a void not having a class to attend!  Continue to stay involved and learn by joining the FBIPCAAA.




FBIPCAAA – Range Day for FBIPCA Class 2017

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Location: Federal Correctional Institution Classroom & Range – Phoenix

Range Day is a special opportunity for Citizens Academy participants and their guests. We saw exciting live demonstrations from the FBI SWAT team and participated in the collection of evidence alongside ERT members. Participants also had the unique opportunity to fire FBI handguns and shoulder weapons with assistance from trained personnel. Finally, the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association will hosted a barbeque lunch following the activities.



Board of Directors Private Meeting with Director Comey

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Location: FBI Headquarters – Phoenix

During a recent visit to the FBI Phoenix Division headquarters, FBI Director James Comey met with members of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association board, along with SAC Michael DeLeon and COS Jane Bjornstad. What a special privilege to meet Director Comey and hear his perspective…even more special that we were able to get this rare photo taken with Director Comey, SAC DeLeon and Phoenix COS Jane Bjornstad.



Continuing Education: Active Shooter Presentation

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Our members attended an important presentation offered by FBI Phoenix Division SA Mike Gallante.  This presentation was an Alumni favorite last year in Tucson, and we were excited SA Gallante offered this valuable information in Phoenix!

Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events

“Whether you are at a restaurant, the movies, a school, any large venue or social event, etc., history has proven active shooter events occur.  It is best to mentally prepare & train ourselves to be alert, aware & ready to do something to protect ourselves or our loved ones.”  The 3 most important things to remember are your options to: RUN, HIDE, or FIGHT.






Exclusive Life Member Event: Breakfast with SAC DeLeon, Phoenix Division

Date: January 17th, 2017

Our Life Members were invited to an exclusive breakfast with Michael DeLeon, Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, as we celebrate the start of 2017. Every January, we sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SAC DeLeon, which outlines how our FBIPCAAA organization will support the FBI community outreach goals in 2017.

Mr. DeLeon most recently served in the National Clandestine Service, Counterintelligence Center as the chief of the Counterespionage Group at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. DeLeon joined the FBI in 1999. He began his career in the Tampa Division’s Fort Myers Resident Agency, where he worked criminal, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence matters. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. DeLeon served as the Joint Terrorism Task Force coordinator for the Fort Myers Resident Agency.

Mr. DeLeon has served as a unit chief in the Espionage Section of the Counterintelligence Division, the senior supervisory resident special agent of the Greensboro Resident Agency-Charlotte Division, and the assistant special agent in charge in the Counterintelligence Branch of Washington Field Office.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. DeLeon served with the Delaware State Police.



Alumni Event: Tucson Holiday Party

Date: December 14th, 2016

Our FBIPCAAA Alumni in Tucson had our annual holiday party at The Living Room in La Encantada. Hors d’oeuvres served with a cash bar. 


This year, the FBIPCAAA asked attendees bring new and very gently used books to fill Little Free Libraries that will be placed throughout Tucson to give youth in underserved communities access to books we know and love. The FBIPCAAA will be working closely with the FBI Phoenix Division in their community outreach initiatives to ensure these libraries serve those who need them most. Thank you to our Tucson alumni & guests who generously provided books to serve our community!




Alumni Event: Phoenix Holiday Party

Date: December 1st, 2016

We had a great evening at Venue 8600 where light bites, tea and lemonade was served with a cash bar.    

This year, we asked attendees bring new and very gently used books to fill Little Free Libraries that will be placed throughout the Valley to give youth in underserved communities access to books we know and love. The FBIPCAAA will be working closely with the FBI Phoenix Division in their community outreach initiatives to ensure these libraries serve those who need them most. Thank you for your generous support in bringing fantastic books to serve our community!



Alumni Event: Phoenix Airport Overview & Security Panel Discussion

Date: November 9th, 2016

Our alumni attended a rare opportunity at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to learn about the history of our airport as well as what new renovations are taking place for future growth. We also participated in a panel discussion with these airport security leaders:


Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Phoenix Police (Airport Bureau)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Another highlight of the evening was seeing an airport K-9 demonstration!




Alumni Event: FBIPCAAA Fall Event – Branch Davidian Siege at Waco

Date: October 15th, 2016

Byron A. Sage has over 45 years of experience in law enforcement and is retired from the FBI after 29 years of service. Prior to his retirement, he was assigned within the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) at Quantico, VA.  In this role, he was assigned within the Crisis Management and the Crisis Negotiation Units.  Mr. Sage was directly involved in evaluating and enhancing Critical Incident Response Protocols, Crisis Management policies, Major Case Management, as well as managing the FBI’s “Overseas Response to Kidnappings of U.S. Citizens Program.”  Mr. Sage has specialized in crisis management and response planning, physical security and personal safety issues throughout his law enforcement career and beyond.  Mr. Sage also has a tactical background, having been a SWAT Team Leader with the FBI and a certified FBI Tactical Instructor and Expert Firearms Instructor among other areas of professional expertise

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