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.
Our Future Agents in Training - 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.
The Springfield Division is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy. The academy will be held June 22, and 23, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at Lewis and Clark Community College for high school juniors and seniors.
Updated deadline: All applications must be received by mail by 4 p.m. on May 28, 2021.
Send applications to:
Attn: Brad Ware, Community Outreach Specialist
900 East Linton Avenue
Springfield, Illinois, 62703