FBI Milwaukee
Public Affairs Officer Leonard Peace
(414) 489-3565
February 20, 2019

FBI and Marquette University Police Department to Host 2019 Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy

The FBI Milwaukee Field Office and Marquette University Police Department are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2019 Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA), a weeklong educational camp for selected high school students throughout Wisconsin.

The FLEYA program is a five-day law enforcement youth educational camp presented in partnership with the Marquette University Police Department and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The program will be hosted on the Marquette University campus and led by sworn law enforcement officers. FLEYA will include classroom sessions, practical exercises, light physical activity, and social events.

The purpose of this joint effort is to promote future law enforcement career paths for youth in Wisconsin. Selected youth will get an inside look at FBI while also being exposed to a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and their practices. Marquette University’s campus will serve as an academic environment that will foster learning and encourage students to pursue higher education and careers in law enforcement.

Students will participate in classroom activities and practical exercises. Some topics will cover investigative forensics, cybercrime, violent crime, gang awareness, counterintelligence, civil rights, and a wide range of state and federal violations. This unique educational experience will also include interactions with special agents, intelligence analysts, police officers, and deputies, as well as local and federal prosecutors.

FLEYA Requirements:

  • Student must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Wisconsin.
  • Student must be currently enrolled in an accredited high school. If homeschooled, the student must be recognized by their school district.
  • Student must be 15 to 18 years of age at the time of the FLEYA program.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
  • Student must be a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior.

Student applications and instructions for FLEYA can be found on the fbi.gov/milwaukee website (navigate to Community Outreach page for the FLEYA application), or at the link below.

The application process starts February 19, 2019 and will be accepted through the deadline date of April 5, 2019. A total of 30 students will be selected from urban and suburban high schools throughout Wisconsin to ensure a diverse gender, racial and cultural learning environment and life experience.

The instructions for applications are on the website and must be strictly adhered to with no exceptions. No applications will be accepted after April 5, 2019, and the online application will be closed at that time.

For questions regarding the FLEYA program please contact FBI Community Outreach Specialist Gina McDonald via email at gamcdonald@fbi.gov.