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.
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.
FBI Jacksonville will host its 2023 Citizens Academy next Spring. Specific dates are to be determined. The program involves multiple sessions, usually over several weeks, allowing participants an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into the FBI’s work across North Florida.
If you are interested in applying—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 January 31, 2023 for this session.
A panel of FBI employees will review nominations. Selected nominees will be invited to apply and consent to the limited background check. Applicants who pass background will be admitted to the class.