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Photograph Supervisory Special Agent Brett Hovington What can the FBI do for local communities? Many things. We invite you to learn about our community partnerships, our citizens' academies, and our mentoring programs for kids. We hope you enjoy our local stories and use our resources to be "crime smart." We know that our success against crime and terrorism only happens with your support and understanding, and we are proud to serve you.
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FBI Community Outreach Specialist Linda Schmidt. AP Photo. Linda Schmidt has spent the last two decades immersed in gang issues—first, leading a gang prevention program for a non-profit agency for nine years, then spearheading gang awareness initiatives as a community outreach specialist in our Cleveland and Cincinnati offices for the next 11 years. During that time Linda has ridden with police through gang-infested neighborhoods; worked with gang members in courts, schools, and prisons; and provided training for various groups. Sadly for us, Linda is retiring at the end of this month. Before she goes, we asked her to share some of the knowledge she has gained over the years on gangs. Full Story