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FBI Presentation on Domestic Terrorism (A "Sneak Peek" of the 2023 Citizens Academy)

  • 09/23/2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Holland Community Center 34250 N 60th St, Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266


  • Graduates and guests are welcome.

Registration is closed

The FBI leads the federal government’s continued efforts to combat terrorism and targeted violence while upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans. ASAC Bates will review the current threat environment including how partnerships in the community are key to successful intelligence gathering, investigation and disruption of these threats.

Did you know that the FBI Phoenix Division is the first city to start the FBI Citizens Academy in 1993? The FBI created this to increase community outreach by teaching business, community and spiritual leaders in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff how they protect and serve our citizens.

Invite people in your circle to this "sneak peek" of just one of many different topics they can learn about in the 7 weeks of classes in February & March 2023. Find out about the application process from Agents and Staff who will be present to answer questions.

How to register and make a donation for this event:

Step 1: Please click here to register: https://fbipcaaa.org/event-4923030

Step 2: At the bottom of the registration page, you will see the donation button. Suggested donation is: $15.00, however you may choose any amount you wish. (In the donation comments please note this is for the Domestic Terrorism presentation).

Speaker Bio

ASAC Phil Bates, FBI Phoenix Field Office

Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) Phillip Bates leads the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) of the Phoenix Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In this role he oversees the investigation and intelligence collection against threats of International and Domestic Terrorism (DT), and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). ASAC Bates joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2008 and has been assigned to investigative positions in FBI field offices in Seattle and Phoenix.

In 2014, ASAC Bates promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) in Washington, DC. In that role at FBI Headquarters, he oversaw WMD investigations in the western United States and Asia before returning to Phoenix in 2016 to lead the WMD mission in Arizona.

In 2018, he promoted to SSA with the Phoenix JTTF leading the Threat Assessment and Mitigation Squad and in 2019 moved to lead the DT/WMD squad. In 2021, he was selected as ASAC for Counterterrorism Branch A-2. Among other awards and recognitions, he was a 2017 recipient of the FBI Medal of Excellence. ASAC Bates has been in law enforcement for 20 years beginning in 2002 with the City of Mesa Arizona Police Department (PD).  While at Mesa PD, he served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

ASAC Bates has a love of teaching and has had the privilege of conducting training on behalf of the FBI across the United States and with partner countries around the world.

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