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.
The Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) training program is an overnight camp in which students are chaperoned by sworn law enforcement and FBI employees. The chaperones chosen who will oversee the daily and evening events include Yale Police Department officers, FBI employees, and FBI National Academy Alumni. Each alumni officer will originate from the county that the students represent. This will act as a way to promote ongoing communication and networking between law enforcement and the students after the program ends.
Students receive specific classroom training and practical exercises in investigative forensics, use of cyber technology techniques for combating violent crime, counter intelligence, gang awareness, civil rights (hate crimes), and many more violations of state and federal law. This unique training will include classes with federal agents, assistant U.S. attorneys and state attorneys, local police, and judges.
FBI New Haven is accepting applications for the 2020 Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) program.
The 2020 FLEYA will be held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, from Sunday, July 26, 2020, to Saturday, August 1, 2020. A completed application and essay must be sent in PDF format to FLEYAprogram@fbi.gov (email is preferred, but applications may be faxed to (203) 503-5098, attn: Community Outreach Specialist). Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 (no exceptions).