FBI New Haven
Charles Grady
(203) 503-5207
May 6, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for FBI/Yale Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy Program

The New Haven Field Office of the FBI and Yale University Police Department are proud to announce their groundbreaking joint effort to educate, enrich, and promote future law enforcement career paths for Connecticut youth. Two of the nation’s most notable and iconic institutions have partnered to create a weeklong law enforcement and legal training camp for youth throughout Connecticut.

Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy

The program—called Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA)—gives selected youth an inside look at today’s FBI while simultaneously being exposed to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and practices. Yale’s campus provides an academic environment rich with the atmosphere significant for students to pursue higher education.

The students will 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. This unique training will include classes with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and State’s Attorneys, local police, judges, and federal agents.

The FLEYA training program will be an overnight camp in which the FLEYA students will be chaperoned by sworn law enforcement and FBI employees. The chaperones chosen to oversee the daily and evening events will 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 connection and networking between law enforcement and the students post academy.


Applicants must:

  • Be between 15–18 years of age
  • Attend a Connecticut high school
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Submit a completed online application, which includes a 200-word essay
  • Participate in an initial telephone interview if selected by staff members of the academy.
  • Participate in a final panel interview at FBI New Haven
  • Be committed to physical fitness through sports or other activities

Student applications and instructions for FLEYA can be found on FBI New Haven’s In Your Community webpage or below. The deadline for applications is May 27, 2016, with no exceptions.

Twenty-six (26) students from Connecticut high schools will be selected from urban and suburban area schools in Connecticut to ensure a diverse gender, racial, and cultural learning environment. This training will promote tolerance, unity and the importance of partnerships for success in the working world.

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