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FBI Citizens Academy Program

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The Citizens Academy is an engaging nine week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office. 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 are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the assistant director in charge and special agents in charge of the local FBI field office.

To obtain additional information or upcoming classes email:

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Community Awareness Presentations

The Community Awareness Presentation (CAP) is a shorter, more focused version of the FBI Citizens Academy program and is conducted in partnership with a specific community group, generally at an offsite location. The program is designed to build trust and strengthen relationships between the FBI and the communities we serve. Community groups are encouraged to identify topics that are of concern or relevant to their group or organization for the FBI to discuss. Classes are taught by FBI subject matter experts. Generally, the participants are selected by members of their organizations or community and there is no restriction on audience size. To request a presentation, please contact your local FBI field office.

Teen Academy

FBI Los Angeles Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Spend a day with current FBI employees learning about the many responsibilities of our organization. Students will learn various topics to possibly include the history of the FBI, terrorism, cyber crime, white collar crime, counterintelligence, evidence response, SWAT, violent crime, and behavioral analysis. Students will spend a day learning from the special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff who work those violations. Applicants must be a current high school student in grades 9 through 12 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. School activities and community outreach will be taken into consideration in the selection process.


To obtain additional information or upcoming academy in Los Angeles email:

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