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.
Social Media Outreach
Community Relations (Facebook)
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 Milwaukee Citizens Academy will be held in the fall of 2023, at the Milwaukee Field Office. 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 application. Nominations will be open April 3, 2023 through May 31, 2023.
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.
The law enforcement Teen Experience & Mentorship (TEAM) program is a five-day youth educational experience for high school students interested in law enforcement careers. The TEAM program is presented by local, state, and federal law enforcement partners and FBI personnel. Students receive specific classroom training and practical exercises in investigative forensics, use of cyber technology techniques for combating violent crime, counterintelligence, gang awareness, civil rights (hate crimes), and many more violations of state and federal law. The law enforcement TEAM program is a unique experience which also includes an opportunity for youth to be paired with FBI volunteers who will be their law enforcement career mentors at the conclusion of the program.
FBI Milwaukee is currently accepting applications for its 2023 Teen Experience and Mentorship program.
The TEAM program will welcome high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 in grades nine through 12 to join us on June 26-30, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mail, email, or fax your applications by April 28, 2023. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Direct any questions to Public Affairs Officer Leonard Peace at (414) 489-3565 or email@example.com.