FBI New Orleans Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy
FBI New Orleans is now accepting nominations for the 2023 FBI Citizens Academy. The Citizen’s Academy is a stimulating six- to eight-week program that gives business, religious, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Students learn about the operation of FBI field offices and the services the FBI provides to partner law enforcement agencies. The goal of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of the FBI in the community through frank discussion and education.
The next FBI New Orleans Citizens Academy class will be held weekly on Wednesdays from March 1-29, 2023, with an optional range day on April 15. Nominations for the 2023 class may be submitted by past and/or present FBI employees, Citizens Academy graduates, or self-nominated.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be a recognized business, religious, or community leader
- Live and/or work within the division’s jurisdiction
- Be at least 21 years old
- Consent to a limited background investigation, to include fingerprint checks
- Agree to attend all sessions, with no more than two excused absences
To nominate a candidate or self-nominate, please complete the below nomination form and provide a narrative stating the reasons for nomination. If you plan to nominate more than one candidate, please provide one form per nominee. The selection process is competitive, and not all nominees will be selected. Selection of the final candidates is determined by the field office.
At the conclusion of the program, graduates are encouraged to join their local FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Chapter. Graduates, while not official spokespersons for the FBI, may be called upon to share their understanding of the role of the FBI.
Questions can be directed to the Community Outreach team by e-mail at NewOrleansOutreach@fbi.gov