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Washington Field Office Community Outreach

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The WFO’s Community Outreach Programs enable community leaders, business executives, and young people to learn about the FBI’s mission and foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement through frank discussion, education, and hands-on training. By creating partnerships, we are able to build a network of supporters and help prevent crime, violence, drug use, and gangs through programs, speeches, and events. We accomplish this outreach through the following programs:


Speaker requests for the FBI Washington Field Office are coordinated through community outreach programs. Groups seeking speakers from the FBI are asked to complete and submit a speaker request form 60 days prior to a scheduled event.

The Citizens Academy is an eight-week course for business, religious, civic, and community leaders that provides an inside look at the FBI’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Have you participated in an FBI Citizens’ Academy in another city? Join the Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) of Washington, D.C.

The Adopt-a-School youth programs serve students in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, reinforcing basic academic principles.

Future Agents in Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office for high school students to receive hands-on training and learn about the mission of the FBI.