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Denver Community Outreach

Denver Community Outreach

Denver, like each of the FBI’s local field offices, has a community outreach program that complements and strengthens our many efforts to protect you, your businesses, and your families in concrete ways through a range of activities and initiatives.

Our activities include:

Citizens Academy

The FBI Citizens Academy is an eight-week program that gives business, civil, and religious leaders an inside look at the FBI. Our next Citizens Academy will be held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The program runs one Saturday morning and seven Wednesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning August 10, 2016 and ending September 28, 2016. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with no prior felony convictions and must live and work in Wyoming.

For more information or to apply, call or e-mail FBI Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Sherman at (303) 630-6060 or . The application deadline is July 1, 2016.

- More information on Citizens Academies

Director’s Community Leadership Award

The Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA), presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

The 2015 DCLA recipient for the Denver Division is the Juvenile Assessment Center, a local non-profit that helps victims of child sex trafficking and other troubled youth. More details

Among our other ongoing efforts:

  • Meeting with minority groups and civic organizations to talk about what the FBI can do with them and for them and hosting town hall meetings as needed to dialogue on key issues;
  • Holding Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST)—a shorter, more focused version of the Citizen’s Academy conducted in partnership with a community group—to facilitate the exchange of information and provide an inside look at the FBI;
  • Sending our special agents and others from the FBI into schools and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
  • In concert with the Rocky Mountain Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, banding together to create crime prevention programs and other initiatives that benefit communities;
  • Serving on committees and boards for schools, community groups, and social and health services and launching drives to bring food, gifts, and toys to the less fortunate during the holidays and other times of the year;
  • Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court;
  • Partnering with the American Football Coaches Association and its National Child Identification Program to distribute Child ID kits at football games and other events; and
  • Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids.

Visit our national In Your Community website for more information about our overall outreach efforts and our work in other local FBI offices.

To request assistance with your community’s prevention efforts, contact FBI Denver Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Sherman at (303) 630-6060 or .