FBI New Orleans
Lori Grice
(504) 816-3274
January 5, 2023

FBI New Orleans, Tulane University, and the Louisiana Chapter of the FBI National Academy Announce the 2023 Introduction to the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy

The FBI New Orleans Field Office, Tulane University Police Department, and the Louisiana Chapter of the FBI National Academy are proud to announce the 2023 Introduction to the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA). Two of the nation’s most notable and iconic institutions will conduct a law enforcement and legal training academy for selected youth from the State of Louisiana.

To Apply

FBI New Orleans is accepting applications for the 2023 Introduction to the 2023 Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) program.

A completed application must be emailed in PDF format to LouisianaFLEYA@fbi.gov. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sunday March 19, 2023, no exceptions.


The FLEYA training program will be a weeklong overnight camp in which the FLEYA students (15 to 17 years of age) will be chaperoned by sworn law enforcement and FBI employees. The chaperones chosen will oversee the daily and evening events which will include Tulane PD officers. This will serve as a way to promote ongoing communication and networking between law enforcement and the students after the program ends.

This joint effort to promote future law enforcement career paths for Louisiana youth gives the selected youth an inside look at today’s FBI while simultaneously being exposed to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and practices. Tulane’s campus will serve as the home base for an academic environment with the premier atmosphere to 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, the use of cyber technology techniques for combating violent crime, domestic and international terrorism, civil rights (hate crimes), and more. Information on the FBI Honors Internship Program and future employment opportunities will also be provided.

PROGRAM DATES:   Sunday, June 25, 2023, through Friday, June 30, 2023

FLEYA Requirements:

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

  • Student is between the ages of 15 and 17 at start of program and returning to a LA high school in Fall 2023.
  • Student is a United States citizen residing in the state of Louisiana.
  • At the time of application, the student is enrolled in an accredited high school. If home-schooled, the student is recognized by their school district.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • Submit a completed online application which will include a maximum 500-word written essay.
  • Participate in an initial telephone interview if selected by staff members of the academy.
  • Participate in a final face-to-face panel-style interview at FBI New Orleans.

Student applications and instructions for FLEYA can be found on the fbi.gov/neworleans website (navigate Community Outreach, then to Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy.)

The FLEYA program is free of charge to accepted students.

Program dates:

The application opens on January 5, 2023, through March 19, 2023, at 5 p.m. CST. A total of thirty (30) students (15 males/15 females) will be selected from high schools in LA to ensure a diverse gender, racial, and cultural learning environment, and life experience. This training will promote tolerance, unity, and the importance of partnerships for success in the working world.

No applications will be accepted after 5:00 PM on March 19, 2023, as the online application will be closed.

The instructions for applications are on the website and must be strictly adhered to with no exceptions. All students will be notified via email if they are moving on in the final selection process. Program inquiries may be sent to LouisianaFLEYA@fbi.gov