Honolulu, 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.

The Community Outreach Program’s mission is to become an integral part of the community throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Initiatives such as the Adopt-a-School Program, the FBI Citizens’ Academy, and school career presentations are just a few examples how the FBI is involved in the community. The FBI is also committed to becoming participating in charity events that benefit good causes throughout Hawaii.

The following are a few of our initiatives:

Adopt-a-School Program

Mentoring Program: We provide one-on-one guidance to local elementary school children on a weekly basis.
Junior Special Agent Program: We send our employees into schools to help fifth graders improve academically and become upstanding citizens. Students learn about the history of the FBI, the types of crimes we handle, and the jurisdictional territory that the Honolulu Field Office serves. Students have the opportunity to ask us questions and to consider the FBI as a potential career choice in the future. At the end of the school year, students who complete their assignments are awarded Junior Special Agent credentials at a graduation celebration.
Citizens Academy

This eight-week initiative promotes understanding, communication, and cooperation between the FBI and the community by giving participants an inside look at our operations. The goal is to create a network of communication and to address the crime concerns of the Honolulu community and businesses.

Graduates of the Citizens’ Academy have joined to form the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, or FLEF, which provides support to the Bureau’s outreach mission in the community through such activities as our Adopt-a-School’s Program.

Director’s Community Leadership Award

Every year, we join with field offices nationwide in honoring compassionate and caring leaders who have made a positive difference in our community. This special award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. In 2012, the Honolulu’s Director’s Community Leadership Award was presented to Joey Lopez, a crime laboratory and forensic science advocate.

Internet Safety Awards Video Contest

In 2011, the Hawaii Chapter of InfraGard and the State of Hawaii Department of Education joined with the FBI and a variety of public and private sponsors in hosting an Internet Safety video contest for the fourth straight year. The contest gives students and schools in Hawaii the opportunity to write and produce 30-second public service announcements on various aspects of cyber safety. The winning entries are aired on television throughout the year and posted on public and corporate websites. Please join us in honoring the 2011 winners:

Title: The Computer Wizard
Category: Digital Piracy and Plagiarism
School: Waianae High School

Plagiarism Winners

Title: Shut Cyberbullying Down
Category: Cyberbullying
School: Waianae High School

Cyberbullying Winners

Title: Gotcha
Category: Social Networking Safety
School: Waianae High School

To download these and other winning videos or learn more about the Internet Safety Awards, please visit: www.internetsafetyawards.org

Career Presentations

The FBI is fully committed to educating local young people about the FBI’s mission and informing them of career opportunities within our organization.

To request a speaker and or more information on our outreach efforts, contact:
FBI Honolulu Field Office
Phone: (808) 566-4284
Fax: (808) 566-4387

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