FBI New Haven
Charles Grady
(203) 503-5207
February 1, 2021

FBI New Haven and Yale University Police Department Announce the 2021 Introduction to the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy

The New Haven FBI Field Office and Yale University Police Department are proud to announce the 2021 Introduction to the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA).

Two of the nation’s most notable and iconic institutions will conduct a full day law enforcement and legal training seminar for selected youth from the state of Connecticut.

To Apply

FBI New Haven is accepting applications for the 2021 Introduction to Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) program.

A completed application must be emailed in PDF format to FLEYAprogram@fbi.gov. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 (no exceptions).


The FLEYA training program will be offered on three separate days consisting of 20 students per class. Students selected will attend one of the three classes. Eligible students must be Connecticut residents between 15 to 18 years of age and submit an application online. There will be a total of 60 students selected by the FBI, which will make up the 20 students per class. Students will be selected based upon a panel review of their application and the total overall reflection of our Connecticut communities.

This joint effort to promote future law enforcement career paths for Connecticut youth gives the selected youth an inside look at today’s FBI while simultaneously being exposed to various local and federal law enforcement agencies. Yale’s campus will serve as the home base in an academic environment that encourage students to pursue higher education and careers in law enforcement.

The students will receive specific classroom training and practical exercises taught by special agents, police, and prosecutors. Topics will include: investigative forensics, use of cyber technology techniques for combating violent crime, domestic and international terrorism, civil rights (hate crimes), and more. This unique training will also act as an information session for students seeking admittance into the full week-long FLEYA camp offered in 2022. Information on the FBI Honors Internship Program and future employment opportunities will also be provided.

FLEYA Requirements

Students applying for the FLEYA program must meet the following criteria:

  • Student is a United States citizen residing in the state of Connecticut.
  • At time of application, the student is enrolled in an accredited high school. If home schooled, the student is recognized by their school district.
  • Student is between the ages of 15 and 18 at start of program.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Student must fully complete entire application. Application must be clear and fully legible.
  • Only accepted student can attend assigned one day class date.
  • Submit completed application in PDF form to FLEYAProgram@fbi.gov (Note: No Google Docs or applications requiring a password will be accepted.)

Program dates:

  • Monday, July 26, 2021 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 30, 2021 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The FLEYA program is free of charge to accepted students.

The application process starts February 1, 2021, through the deadline date April 23, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST. A total of 60 students (30 males/30 females) will be selected from urban and suburban area high schools in Connecticut to ensure a diverse gender, racial, and cultural learning environment. All students will be notified via email if they are moving on in the final selection process by Friday, April 30, 2021. The instructions for applications are on the website and must be strictly adhered to with no exceptions.

Program inquiries may be sent to FLEYAProgram@fbi.gov.