The FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association of NJ (FBICAAANJ) was founded in 2005 to assist and support the FBI by serving as liaison to educate the community on issues that impact the safety of residents. The Citizens Academy is governed by a Board of Directors and is separate and apart from the FBI, but is dedicated to supporting the vision of the Bureau. In their role as liaisons between the FBI and the community, the FBICAAANJ supports and serves the FBI’s private sector by assisting with education and bringing awareness through presentations to help provide for a safer America.
Edie Peters Liguori of Belleville, New Jersey, was recently elected President of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association of NJ. The election was held at the Executive Board Meeting and her term runs through December of 2021.
She began her career with the NJ State Employment Services and transferred to the Division of Disability Determinations Services (DDS) in 1981. She worked in every position within the DDS and was promoted to Regional Manager of the Upper North Region in 2011. Throughout her career with the DDS, Edie was recognized for her exemplary work with the Disability Evaluation Program, receiving many awards from both the Social Security Administration, NJ Department of Labor and Disability Determination Services. She was also very active with the National Association of Disability Examiners (NADE) serving a Chapter President for over ten years and was actively involved on the Regional and National level of NADE. She retired from the DDS in June, 2014 after 35 years of service.
Throughout her working career, Edie continued to volunteer her time to various civic, church and charitable organizations and continues her involvement today through the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee; the Federation of Italian American Societies of New Jersey; One Voice Coalition and many activities at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark. She is always looking to give back to the community, where she has been recognized repeatedly for her kind and generous spirit.
Her goals as President of the FBICAAANJ are to enhance public awareness about the FBI and their role within the community, strengthen relationships locally and nationally with minority groups, religious and civic organizations, schools, non-profits and other entities. She looks forward to serve as a partner with the FBI Community Relations Unit to act as Community Outreach “Ambassadors of Information.” She is eager to assist the FBI with partnerships leading to a host of crime prevention programs enabling families to stay safe from fraudsters and cyber predators; businesses to protect themselves from hackers and economic espionage and schools and workplaces to safeguard against violent rampages and illegal drugs.