FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy

Experience a Unique Opportunity

 The FBI Citizens Academy offers an opportunity to experience an up close and personal view of the inner workings, mission and priorities of the FBI. The mission of the program is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

Participants can expect thought-provoking sessions designed to educate and stimulate discussion. Classes are held over 8 weeks at the FBI Norfolk Field Office and local police academy training range, and include a graduation trip to the FBI’s facilities at Quantico and FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Programs are taught by FBI professionals, special agents, and program managers.

Goals of the FBI Citizens Academy

  •  To increase public awareness about the FBI, its mission, its activities, and its people.
  • To provide an avenue for the FBI to hear and respond to community issues and concerns.
  • To strengthen relationship and improve understanding between the FBI and the communities it serves.

 Entry Requirements

 Potential candidates for the Citizens Academy must be business, civic, religious, or community leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have no prior felony convictions or be under investigation as a subject in any criminal case.
  • Live or work with the jurisdiction of the local FBI field office.
  • Pass a limited background assessment.
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The FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI.