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.
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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.
The next FBI Jackson Citizens Academy class in Jackson headquarters city will tentatively begin in May 2023 and the Citizens Academy in Gulfport will be April 12-14th. Nominations for the Jackson Citizens Academy session are now closed.
If you are interested in applying for the Gulfport Citizens Academy session—or if you are a Citizens Academy graduate or past/present FBI employee who would like to recommend someone you know—please complete the below nomination form and submit it according to the form guidelines by March 17, 2023.