FBI special agents and professional staff will be at Grand Valley State University on Friday, January 25, to give a look into life at the FBI.

The daylong workshop is being hosted by Grand Valley's School of Criminal Justice, but it is open to all students.

Special agents and staff from the FBI Detroit division's Grand Rapids Resident Agency will talk about terrorism, counterintelligence, hate crimes, gangs, human trafficking, cyber intrusions, special weapons and tactics, and more.

Grand Rapids is one of 11 resident agencies or satellite offices of FBI Detroit. The Grand Rapids office covers the counties of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

FBI Detroit's other 10 resident agencies are based in:

  • Ann Arbor
  • Bay City
  • Flint
  • Kalamazoo
  • Lansing
  • Macomb
  • Marquette
  • Oakland
  • St. Joseph
  • Traverse City

Here's more about the history of FBI Detroit which began around the time when "rum runners from Canada frequented Detroit’s shorelines."

Friday's workshop will be held in Loosemore Auditorium in DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar.