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Agents from the FBI visit the ASU campus

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigations were on Arkansas State University's campus on Wednesday.

Their case. . .to inform the public about their organization and what all it entails.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI office in Little Rock, David Shepard, says events like these are opportunities for everyone.

"Anytime the FBI can meet a group of people like this," Shepard said. "In a non adversarial role is giving a good message that we can reinforce the FBI's capabilities and inform our community."

The seminar, Community Relations Executive Seminar Training, or CREST is a community relations outreach the FBI presents to a number of different community leaders and organization.

"In collaboration with ASU, we were requested to provide a series of briefings in coordination with today's seminar."

Several agents specializing in different areas gave a variety of briefings throughout the day to audience members.

"The FBI is providing briefings on terrorism, which is international and domestic terrorism," Sheppard said. "We're also going to provide a briefing on evidence response and the FBI's capabilities where the FBI meets CSI. And then, we'll provide a briefing on white collar crimes. Because, as you know, white collar crimes and the financial impact they have on communities are huge."

ASU faculty and staff, along with students, law enforcement officials and emergency responders attended the seminar.

The CREST seminar began at noon and lasted to four in the afternoon.

For additional information about Arkansas State University, log onto this website.

To contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, click here.

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