Sacramento Community Outreach
Sacramento Community Outreach
Sacramento, 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:
On November 20, 2015, high school juniors representing 30 schools in the Sacramento Field Office’s area of responsibility attended the Fall 2015 FBI Teen Academy. The experience offered students a peek behind the scenes of the FBI, greater understanding of what the FBI does in their communities, information about how to become an FBI agent or professional staff employee, and what an FBI career is like.
The Spring 2016 FBI Teen Academy will be held at field office headquarters in Sacramento in March. All high school juniors attending class in one of the 34 counties the Sacramento Field Office serves may apply. Applications must be received by February 12, 2016.
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.
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:
- Meeting with 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.