Community Outreach 

The 2018 Orlando Citizens Academy class participated in Range Day at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Practical Training Site. The class received an opportunity to see first-hand the training special agents conduct to serve and protect their communities. Civic and business leaders in the class received a hands-on look into FBI Tampa's SWAT, Bomb Tech, and HAZMAT programs.

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

Jessica Lynn Franklin

Social Media Outreach

Community Relations (Facebook)
@FBILittleRock (Twitter)
@FBI (Instagram)

Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Event

The FBI’s Little Rock Division will host an in-person recruiting event on July 24, 2024, to encourage talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore the unique and fulfilling career as an FBI special agent.

FBI Little Rock’s Diversity Agent Recruitment event, also known as DAR, will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This is an invitation-only information session that will feature both panel discussions and networking opportunities with a variety of FBI special agents who can provide prospective candidates with a better understanding of the special agent application process, qualification requirements, and physical fitness standards. The DAR is also a unique opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand the personal experiences of FBI special agents about what it’s like to work in their respective career fields.

There is no cost to attend, and attendees will not be required to submit a formal application following the event. Details about the location of the event will be made available to qualified individuals who complete the registration process.

To request an invitation to this recruitment event, interested parties can apply online to the Little Rock DAR Talent Network on, or they can click here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 17, 2024.  

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:

We are now accepting applications for the 2025 Little Rock Citizens Academy Program.  

  • Location: Little Rock, AR  
  • Dates and Times: Tuesday April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and Graduation/Range Day will be Saturday, May 10.

To apply or learn more, please email

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.

Collegiate Academy

The FBI Little Rock Field Office is pleased to welcome your college students to our FBI Collegiate Academy for the 2023-2024 school year. This program provides students with an inside look at the FBI. Through presentations, demonstrations, and discussions, students will learn about the FBI’s investigative programs, evidence collection, and the role of the special weapons and tactical teams. Students will also have an opportunity to explore internship and career opportunities and develop real-world resume and interview skills.

The FBI Collegiate Academy is not exclusive to students interested in or studying criminal justice. Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do, and how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community is encouraged to apply.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Arkansas Baptist College, 1600 Doctor M.L.K Jr Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202
  • Additional Details: Punctuality, professional behavior, and appropriate dress will be required of all students attending this program.

Minimal Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctoral student or a recent graduate (within the last 2 years).
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application.
  • Consent and pass a limited FBI background screening.
  • Be in good standing with the college or university.

To Apply

Submit an application and your resume (to include your GPA) to no later than Friday, September 8, 2023. Questions? Please email

Future Agents in Training (FAIT) and Teen Academy 

A member of the FBI Las Vegas Evidence Response Team instructs participants in the 2014 Teen Academy on evidence collection techniques.

Our Future Agents in Training and Teen Academy programs allow students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

To Apply
FBI Little Rock is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2025 Future Agents in Training (FAIT) program. The program will be held at the Little Rock, AR Resident Agency.

The program will welcome high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to join us on Friday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Email your applications to Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Direct any questions to

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.

Chasing the Dragon 

The FBI, in partnership with the DEA, created a short documentary focusing on the crisis of prescription drug and opioid abuse. The film, Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, outlines the dangerous cycle of opioid and prescription drug abuse—how the problem starts, how the addiction takes hold, and how that addiction damages one’s life and body. High school students and all ages above are the target audience for this video and the curriculum/facilitated discussion that accompanies it.


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.

Think Before You Post 

Informational graphic depicting a cell phone texting conversation that states the fact that making hoax threats against schools and other public places is a serious federal crime.

The FBI has an awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools, events, and other public places. The Think Before You Post campaign serves to remind everyone that any threat is taken with the utmost seriousness and will be quickly and thoroughly addressed by law enforcement. Hoax threats are not a joke; they are a crime.

In the aftermath of tragic shootings like the ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country often see an increase in threats made to schools, events, and other public buildings. Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, or through email—is a federal crime (threatening interstate communications). Those who post or send these threats can receive up to five years in federal prison, or they can face state or local charges.

Community Awareness Presentations 

The Community Awareness Presentation (CAP) is a shorter, more focused version of the FBI Citizens Academy program and is conducted in partnership with a specific community group, generally at an offsite location. The program is designed to build trust and strengthen relationships between the FBI and the communities we serve. Community groups are encouraged to identify topics that are of concern or relevant to their group or organization for the FBI to discuss. Classes are taught by FBI subject matter experts. Generally the participants are selected by members of their organizations or community and there is no restriction on audience size. To request a presentation, please contact your local FBI field office.

Speaker Requests 

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