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Community Outreach

San Francisco Community Outreach Program

Phone: (415) 553-7400

Through community engagement programs, speeches and events, the San Francisco Community Outreach Program enables community leaders, business executives and Bay area youth, to learn about the FBI’s mission.

Our goal is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement through frank discussion, education and hands-on training. To achieve this goal, we use a variety of programs and tools that enable us to interact with the community while working together to address our many efforts to protect you, your businesses and your families.

By creating partnerships, we are able to build a network of supporters that can help prevent a multitude of crimes. We accomplish this outreach through the following programs:

Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is a six-week course for business, religious, civic, and community leaders that provides an inside look at the FBI’s mission, goals, and objectives. The San Francisco Division currently hosts classes twice a year, in April and September. Class locations rotate between San Francisco, Menlo Park and Oakland. Please e-mail to be added to the distribution list. Effective June 1, 2015: Applications will only be accepted during the months of December and May.

Upcoming Citizens Academy Sessions

  • April 2016: Oakland, CA
  • September 2016: Menlo Park, CA

Have you participated in an FBI Citizens Academy in another city? Join the Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) of San Francisco.

Community Relations Executive Seminar (CREST)

The Community Relations Executive Seminar is designed for local community, civic, and business organizations. This four hour program takes a highly focused approach to educating the community about the FBI’s mission, goals, history, and programs. This is also an opportunity for the FBI to address specific matters that affect the business or organization in attendance. Please submit a speaker request form to schedule a CREST program.

Speaker Requests

Speaker requests for the FBI San Francisco Division are coordinated through the media office. All requests for speakers must be submitted 60 days prior to a scheduled event. Please complete the speaker request form to submit your inquiry. All requests are subject to availability.

Office Tours

Tours of the FBI San Francisco Division are presently closed and no date has been set for reopening.

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