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Sacramento Community Outreach

Sacramento Community Outreach

Generic image of FBI agents talking to studentsSacramento, 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:

Teen Academy

The FBI Teen Academy in Sacramento offers a unique opportunity to a select number of high school juniors attending schools located within the 34 counties the Sacramento Field Office serves. The one-day class, held at FBI Sacramento Field Office headquarters, offers a peek behind the scenes of the FBI, greater understanding of what the FBI does in local communities, discussions about current topics in law enforcement, presentations to enhance safety, information about what it takes to become an FBI employee, the opportunity to discover what an FBI career is like, and more. Students emerge better informed and prepared to inspire safer campus communities. The class is appropriate for all high school juniors, including those who may not intend to pursue law enforcement as a career.

The application package for the Fall 2016 FBI Teen Academy class will be posted to this page in August 2016.

Citizens Academy

On May 20, 2015, the Sacramento Field Office celebrated the graduation of its 23rd FBI Citizens Academy class. A diverse group of community leaders from the greater Sacramento area formed close bonds and gained knowledge about FBI operations and programs through a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on activities during the seven-week course.

Speakers Bureau

The Sacramento Division 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.

Please note: Request for speakers must be received by the Sacramento FBI office a minimum of four weeks prior to your presentation date. All requests are subject to availability.

Among our other ongoing efforts:

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    Promoting the FBI Child ID application, available free on iTunes, that securely stores vital information and photos for each of your children, offers safety tips, and provides an emergency checklist to help you respond quickly if your child goes missing no matter where you are.
  • 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;
  • Sending our special agents and others from the FBI into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
  • Supporting the graduates of our Citizens Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create crime prevention programs and other initiatives that benefit communities;
  • Serving on committees and boards for businesses, 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; and
  • Partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to distribute Child ID kits and equip families with the FBI Child ID application.

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