FBI teaches students at Alexander Mitchell School about careers in law enforcement

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public School's Alexander Mitchell School was chosen by the FBI Milwaukee Division as the 6th annual Adopt-a-School. On Wednesday, March 23, the bureau hosted a class to teach them all about programs and jobs within the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

One 4th grade student was a familiar face for agents. Chriscyris Gil Midence has known she wanted to work for the FBI for years now. 

"I saw it one time on TV. I just fell in love with the solving and I thought, I want to be that when I grow up," said Gil Midence. "I like to solve problems because it makes my head think." 

It was two years ago that Gil Midence first caught the attention of agents. Leonard Peace is the public affairs officer with the FBI Milwaukee Division. He saw her entry in the newspaper for a Martin Luther King Jr. speech writing contest. In the story, Gil Midence mentioned she one day wanted to work for the FBI. 

Agents with the bureau continue to support Chriscyris. 

"We want to meet many more Chriscyrises before we're through," said Peace. "This is what it's all about, getting young women, especially young women, interested at a young age in pursuing careers in law enforcement, whatever that may be." 

Other events are held at the school throughout the year as part of the program, including a career fair.

Chriscyris says some of her other classmates also want to get involved in law enforcement one day. 


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