In Your Community
In Your Community
New York Community Relations Unit
New York, like each of the FBI’s local field offices, has a community outreach program that complements and strengthens our many efforts to protect you, your businesses, and your families in concrete ways through a range of activities and initiatives to build trust and to educate the communities we serve through open dialogue.
Our recent activities include:
- In the fall of 2011, we held our latest Citizens’ Academy, bringing together a diverse group of business and community leaders to learn firsthand about our operations and programs. Our Citizens’ Academy program not only demystifies our work, but it also creates new channels for working together and sharing information.
- The next International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS), a joint effort between the FBI and Fordham University, will be held in January 2012. The conference brings together global leaders and representatives from more than 40 countries to discuss emerging cyber threats and enforcement at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus.
- In August 2011, the New York Office participated in the annual National Night Out
FBI personnel handed out educational materials to youngsters and their parents at the August 2011 “National Night Out” observance.
- Thirty FBI runners joined celebrities like Anthony Edwards and Jon Stewart in support of the Hope and Possibility 5-Mile Race in June of 2011 to benefit the Achilles Track Club and Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The club encourages people with disabilities to engage in physical activity and to participate in mainstream athletic events. The Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans is one of the components of the track club and is devoted to assisting recently disabled war veterans.
Among our other ongoing efforts:
Speakers Bureau. The New York Division offers speakers for schools, businesses, minority groups, and civic organizations throughout the community on a variety of topics, including terrorism, violent crime, organized crime and drugs, frauds and scams, identity theft, hate crimes/civil rights, victim assistance, and careers within the FBI. To schedule a speaker, submit your request in writing to the Community Outreach Coordinator at least one month in advance. Please fax your completed Speaker Request Form to Dennis J. Bolles at
FBI Citizens’ Academies. The Citizens’ Academy program brings together a diverse group of business and community leaders to learn firsthand about our operations and programs. This not only demystifies our work, it also creates new channels for working together and sharing information. We plan to begin our next Citizens’ Academy in September 2013. There is a high demand for this program, and those who are interested in attending should submit an application no later than May 31, 2013. Applications can be requested by e-mailing Evelyn Vera.
Adopt-A-School. We host programs that put special agents and professional support employees inside classrooms to mentor and tutor at-risk kids.
|The Law Enforcement Explorer Program provides students ages 14-21 with an opportunity to develop practical knowledge and experience in a range of law enforcement careers.|
Explorers Post #2060. Law Enforcement Explorers is a youth program that exposes young members of the community between the ages of 14 and 20 to the possibility of a law enforcement career. The New York Field Office has worked to mentor high school students through FBI Explorer Post #2060. For more information about the Exploring program in general, visit the group’s website.
Visit our national In Your Community website for more information about our overall outreach efforts and our work in other local FBI offices.