FBI Milwaukee Division and Citizens Academy Alumni Association Announce New Youth Law Enforcement TEAM
The Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is proud to announce it will be hosting a new law enforcement Teen Experience and Mentorship (TEAM) program. The law enforcement TEAM 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. The TEAM program is sponsored by the FBI Milwaukee Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIMCAAA). The FBIMCAAA supports the FBI as community ambassadors through education and advocacy. The FBIMCAAA is a non-profit organization separate and apart from the FBI.
The law enforcement TEAM class will be hosted at the FBI Milwaukee Division’s headquarters. The program is open to selected high school students in the five-county area of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha counties in Southeastern Wisconsin. The law enforcement TEAM takes place June 21-25, 2021, at the FBI Milwaukee Division, located at 3600 South Lake Drive in St. Francis, Wisconsin.
The law enforcement TEAM program is a free, five-day, all-encompassing youth law enforcement experience presented in partnership with the FBI and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and sponsored by the FBIMCAAA. The FBIMCAAA supports the FBI as community ambassadors. through education and advocacy. The FBI Milwaukee CAAA is a non-profit organization separate and apart from the FBI.
The purpose of this joint effort is to provide an opportunity for youth in Southeastern Wisconsin to explore future opportunities and choices for careers in law enforcement. Selected youth will get an inside look at the FBI while also being exposed to a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
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, deputies, troopers, and wardens as well as local and federal prosecutors.
TEAM Eligibility Criteria
- Student must be a United States citizen and a resident of Wisconsin.
- Student must be currently enrolled in an accredited high school. If home schooled, the student must be recognized by their school district.
- Student must be 15 to 18 years of age and have at least one semester of high school remaining at the time of the TEAM program.
- Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
- Student understands they must be present each day of the TEAM program.
Student applications and instructions for the law enforcement TEAM can be found on the www.fbi.gov/milwaukee website (navigate to Community Outreach link for the TEAM application).
The application process starts March 1, 2021, and will be accepted through the deadline date of March 31, 2021. A total of thirty (30) students will be selected from urban and suburban high schools in the five-county area of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha counties in Southeastern 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 March 31, 2021, and the online application will be closed at that time.
For questions regarding the law enforcement TEAM program please contact FBI Public Affairs Officer, Leonard Peace: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Specialist, Julie Rosploch: email@example.com