The FBI Tampa Field Office Community Outreach Program is dedicated to support the FBI mission To protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. The better we know our communities, the better we can protect them. The FBI community outreach specialists in field offices across the country create and strengthen relationships locally and nationally with minority groups, religious and civic organizations, schools, non-profits, and other entities. These partnerships have led to a host of crime prevention programs, enabling families to stay safe from fraudsters and cyber predators, businesses to protect themselves from hackers and economic espionage, schools and workplaces to safeguard against violent rampages and illegal drugs, and all citizens to become alert to potential acts of terror and extremism.
The Tampa FBI offers public speakers on a limited basis on a variety of topics pertaining to the Bureau’s investigative mission. All requests for speakers must be submitted online a minimum of six weeks prior to your presentation date. Requests are subject to availability.
The Citizen Academy is an engaging six-to-eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes are held in the evening annually at the Tampa Field Office, along with an annual class taking place at one of the eight resident agencies. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.
Candidates can be nominated by FBI employees, former Citizen Academy graduates and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Tampa Field Office.
Tampa Bay Citizen Academy program is currently closed. If you are interested in participating in the next Citizen Academy session, please email TampaOutreach@fbi.gov.
Since 1990, the Director’s Community Leadership Awards has been the principal means for the FBI to publicly recognize achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to education and the prevention of crime and violence in their communities. Each field office nominates an individual or organization for the award, and, once selected, the recipients are invited to a ceremony and reception at FBI Headquarters.
Our Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today's FBI. Generally, each course in the Tampa Field Office last approximately four-day, eight-hour program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at the 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 application process for the FBI Tampa Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy will open in April 2023. If you are interested in participating in the next Teen Academy session, please email TampaOutreach@fbi.gov.
The FBI Tampa Youth Academy works with the Tampa Citizen Academy Alumni Association aiming to provide middle school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with FBI agents and support staff for the purpose of fostering academic excellence, leadership skills, team building, and career exploration.
FBI Tampa Youth Academy is currently closed. If you are interested in your school participating in the next session, please email TampaOutreach@fbi.gov.