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.
For outreach, recruiting, and community event (including speaker requests) information, call (310) 477-6565 and ask for the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs or email LA_OPCA@fbi.gov.
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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 assistant director in charge and special agents in charge of the local FBI field office.
The Citizens Academy nomination period for the FBI Los Angeles Field Office is closed.
2023 Los Angeles Summer Teen Academy
Our Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Spend a day with current FBI employees learning about the many responsibilities of our organization. Students will learn various topics to possibly include the history of the FBI, terrorism, cyber crime, white collar crime, counterintelligence, evidence response, SWAT, violent crime, and behavioral analysis.
Students will spend a day learning from the special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff who work those violations. Applicants must be current high school students in grades 11 or 12 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. School activities, community involvement, and leadership will be taken into consideration in the selection process.