San Francisco Community Outreach
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We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 Citizens Academy. To request an application, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 7, 2013.
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San Francisco, 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.
Our recent activities include:
- In December 2012, we presented our annual Director’s Community Leadership Award to Sisters of the Holy Family, an organization that advances education and awareness of human trafficking prevention and cyber safety for children throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
- In November 2012, our 12th Citizens Academy graduated, bringing together a cross section of 50 members of our community to learn firsthand about our operations and programs. Citizens Academies not only demystify our work, but also help us forge new working relationships in the community.
- In October 2012, FBI San Francisco hosted its third Teen Citizens Academy, providing Bay Area high school students the opportunity to spend a day learning about the FBI and our programs.
Among our other ongoing efforts:
- Meeting with civic organizations to talk about what the
Citizens Academy students participate in the Evidence Response Team presentation.
- Sending our special agents and other employees into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
- Working with local community, civic, and business organizations through the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training program, where students learn about the mission, goals, history, and internal workings of the FBI in this more focused version of a Citizens Academy;
- Teaming up with our local law enforcement partners and speaking with elementary, middle, and high school students about safe Internet practices;
- Partnering with the American Football Coaches Association and its National Child Identification Program to distribute Child ID kits at football games and other outreach events;
A member of the San Francisco Citizens Academy Alumni Association participates in “CSI Day.”
- Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids;
- Supporting the graduates of our Citizens Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create programs to address crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats; and
- Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court.
All requests for speakers must be submitted at least two months in advance. Requests must be on official letterhead and include:
- Name of contact person;
- Telephone number;
- Nature of the event;
- Topics of interest;
- Number of attendees;
- Specific date(s); and
You can submit your requests by mail to: FBI San Francisco Public Affairs, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; or by e-mail to Speakers.SanFrancisco@ic.fbi.gov.
|The FBI is represented at the San Francisco Giants’ family safety night.|
Visit our national In Your Community website for more information on our overall outreach efforts and on our work in other local FBI offices.