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Auburn University students to learn about IRS Criminal Investigation during simulation with Special Agents

What: Auburn University students will have the opportunity to be an IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) special agent for a day as they conduct a criminal investigation simulation. The event is a simulation of a day in the life of an IRS Special Agent and is called the Citizen Academy. The Citizen Academy will be hosted by Auburn University and have the students participating in a mock investigation to learn the skills it takes to investigate financial crimes. The event starts with swearing in the students and providing some background on IRS-CI. The students will be fully immersed in the pursuit of a financial investigation, that involves investigative and law enforcement techniques with the assistance from a cadre of CI Special Agents.

Who: There are 24 students signed up to participate.

When: March 22, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT

Where: Harbert College of Business, 2057 Horton-Hardgrave Hall, 425 W. Magnolia Ave., Auburn, AL.

Additional information provided on RSVP response.

Why: Provide Auburn students with an opportunity to learn about IRS-CI special agent careers.

If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP no later than 4 p.m. March 19 to CI Public

Affairs Officer Terence Peck at


CI is the law enforcement arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money-laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft and more. CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code, obtaining a nearly 90% federal conviction rate.

The agency has 20 field offices located across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad. Atlanta Field Office covers the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. You can reach the Atlanta Field Office at and on the IRS:CI Atlanta Field Office LinkedIn.


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