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 Portland Field Office is offering a new opportunity for high school students to engage with us during this time of physical distancing: FBI Virtual Teen Events. These sessions allow students to explore the world of law enforcement, to build leadership skills, and to become positive role models in our shared community. Participants must be Oregon high school students in the 2020-2021 school year.
Topics covered can include:
- FBI careers
- FBI Honors Internship A
- voiding risks of online social exploitation
- “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”
- Life as an FBI agent
- Intelligence: Identifying and prioritizing today’s threats
Teachers or schools who wish to register should contact Community Outreach Specialist Antonia Kreamier at email@example.com.
Our Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.
2020 Teen Academy
The FBI Portland Division is partnering with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to host the 2020 Teen Academy. Thirty high school students will be selected from across the state to attend the weeklong, in-residence camp in July. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with FBI agents, FBI specialty teams, and local law enforcement graduates from the FBI's National Academy program.
Due to COVID-19, the Portland Field Office and its partner, the Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards, are unable to hold this year’s academy. Please check back in spring 2021 for details on how to apply for the next session.
- Deadline to submit nomination form: Friday, July 16, 2021
- Selections made: Friday, August 6, 2021
- If selected to attend, you will be sent an application form, and background check information will be collected. Virtual participants will also be required to go through a background check.
- If selected, the deadline to complete the application is turned in is Friday, August 13, 2021
The academy will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check-in each Wednesday will be from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Presentations will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Academy will be held at the Portland Division FBI building (9109 NE Cascades Parkway in Portland, Oregon 97220) and virtually via Teams.
- September 15: Citizens Academy class
- September 22: Citizens Academy class
- September 29: Citizens Academy class
- October 8 (Friday): Range day
- October 13: Citizens Academy class
- October 20: Citizens Academy class
- October 27: Citizens Academy class
- TBD: Graduation