FBI teen academy deadline nears

Are you a high school junior? Do you want know what crimes the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigates, what the FBI does for your community day-to-day, how to keep your community safer and what it really takes to work for the FBI?

If you currently attend high school within the area the FBI’s Sacramento field office serves, you are welcome to apply to attend the Fall 2019 FBI Teen Academy to find out.

The FBI Sacramento Field Office will host the Fall 2019 FBI Teen Academy at its headquarters in Roseville on Friday, Nov. 22.

All high school juniors — whether enrolled in public, private, charter or home school — may apply.  Interested students must download an application from the FBI Sacramento Field Office’s Community Outreach web page.

When complete, the application package includes three mandatory elements: application, essay and release forms.

All applications must arrive at the FBI Sacramento Field Office by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Email and electronic submissions are not accepted.

Students chosen for the class spend an informative, interactive day at FBI Sacramento Field office headquarters in Roseville. The class learns about the FBI’s investigative priorities, participates in unique, interactive experiences and engages directly with FBI personnel.

After completing the class, students become familiar with the FBI’s mission and what personal and academic choices one may make to be eligible to become a member of the FBI workforce.

Students who complete the course are also more aware of the threats their communities face, fully understand the challenges of the online environment and are better prepared to mentor their peers

The FBI Sacramento Field Office serves 34 California counties:  Lassen, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba.

The FBI Teen Academy is a no-cost experience for students; however, families may incur personal expenses for any travel necessary to attend the class.