Community Outreach 

LAPD Detective Cedric Washington Discusses the Community Impact Initiative

The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence. Linking community service, prevention, and law enforcement is a national trend spurred by grass roots efforts around the country, and FBI employees have joined this movement, volunteering in a wide variety of community-related efforts.

Outreach Specialist

Samantha Madrid
(505) 889-1330
AQ.Outreach@fbi.gov

Social Media Outreach

Community Relations Flickr Gallery
Community Relations Facebook

Citizens Academy 

Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is an engaging six-to-eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.

To Apply

The nomination period for the 2018 Albuquerque Citizens Academy is currently closed.

Director's Community Leadership Award 

Since 1990, the Director’s Community Leadership Awards has been the principal means for the FBI to publicly recognize achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to education and the prevention of crime and violence in their communities. Each field office nominates an individual or organization for the award, and, once selected, the recipients are invited to a ceremony and reception at FBI Headquarters.

Teen/Youth Academy 

Teen Academy Participants Learn About Evidence Collection Techniques

The FBI Albuquerque Teen Academy allows high school students (rising 11th and 12th graders for the 2018-2019 school year) an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI during a three day six-to-eight-hour block of instruction and demonstrations at the Albuquerque Field Office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics, including terrorism, cyber security, public corruption, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations in a typical FBI office.

Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student is encouraged to apply. Unfortunately due limited space, the program has a limit of 30 participants.
 
The FBI Albuquerque Division's Teen Academy will take place June 25 to 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

To Apply

Request an application from Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Madrid at aq.outreach@fbi.gov

All applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. If you have any questions, call (505) 889-1330.

Child ID App 

The Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children on your smartphone (note: no information is stored or collected by the FBI). In the event your child goes missing, users can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, users can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe, as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

FBI SOS 

FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security. For teachers, the site provides a ready-made curriculum that meets state and federal Internet safety mandates, complete with online testing and a national competition to encourage learning and participation. A secure online system enables teachers to register their schools, manage their classes, automatically grade their students’ exams, and request the test scores.

Anyone—young or old, in the U.S. or worldwide—can complete the activities on the FBI-SOS website. The testing and competition, however, are only open to students in grades 3-8 at public, private, or home schools in the U.S. or its territories.

Countering Violent Extremism 

Screenshot of the Don't Be a Puppet website.

Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism is an interactive website that uses activities, quizzes, videos, and other materials to teach teens how to recognize violent extremist messaging and become more resistant to self-radicalization and possible recruitment.

The website makes teens aware of the destructive reality of various forms of violent extremism, including hateful attacks based on race, religion, or other factors. Through its Don’t Be a Puppet theme, the program encourages teens to think for themselves and display a healthy skepticism if they come across anyone who appears to be advocating extremist violence.

Adopt-A-School 

Adopt-a-School

The Adopt-A-School Program puts FBI special agents and staff members into local schools to mentor and tutor kids.

In most cases, our volunteers create programs to help kids who are “at risk” or disadvantaged learn how to improve academically and become good citizens. They hope, above all, to show kids how to resist bad influences that could lead them to crime, drug use, gang participation, and violence. It goes without saying that our volunteers respect the privacy of the students and their families, and all information is kept confidential.

CREST 

The FBI CREST (Community Relations Executive Seminar Training) is a shorter, more focused version of the FBI Citizens Academy Program and is conducted in partnership with a specific community group at an offsite location. The program is designed to build trust and strengthen relationships between the FBI and the communities we serve. Classes are taught by FBI executives, senior special agents, and program managers. Participants are selected by members of their organizations or community.

Multi-Cultural Engagement Council 

FBI Agents Working on Computers

The Multi-Cultural Engagement Council is composed of community ethnic, religious, and minority leaders who help the FBI better understand their cultures and committees. The mission of the Multi-Cultural Engagement Council is to provide a trusting environment that allows council members to discuss issues and concerns within their communities.

 

Speaker Requests 

The Albuquerque FBI offers public speakers on a limited basis on a variety of topics pertaining to the Bureau’s investigative mission. All requests for speakers may be submitted online or in writing a minimum of six weeks prior to your presentation date. Requests are subject to availability.