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 next FBI Los Angeles Field Office Citizens Academy will be held Tuesday evenings from September 7 to October 23, 2021, in Westwood. 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 submit an online nomination form by May 28, 2021.