Sacramento, 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.
Our recent activities include:
On April 26, 2013, 26 high school juniors representing 23 schools in the area attended the Sacramento Spring 2013 FBI Teen Academy. The experience offered a peek behind the scenes of the FBI, greater understanding of what the FBI does in their communities, and information about how to become an FBI agent and what the career is like. Applications are now available for the Fall 2013 FBI Teen Academy, which will be held at Sacramento FBI field office headquarters in November.
Fall 2013 FBI Teen Academy Application (printable pdf)
On April 25, 2013, the Sacramento Field Office celebrated the graduation of its 19th Citizens Academy class. Community leaders from the greater Sacramento area formed close bonds and gained knowledge about FBI operations and programs through a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on activities during the seven-week course.
Among our other ongoing efforts:
Student dresses up in FBI gear.
Student dresses up
in FBI gear. Promoting the FBI Child ID application, available free on iTunes, that securely stores vital information and photos for each of your children, offers safety tips, and provides an emergency checklist to help you respond quickly if your child goes missing no matter where you are.
Meeting with minority groups and civic organizations to talk about what the FBI can do with them and for them and hosting town hall meetings as needed to dialogue on key issues;
Sending our special agents and others from the FBI into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to prevent being victimized by these threats;
Supporting the graduates of our Citizens Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create crime prevention programs and other initiatives that benefit communities;
Serving on committees and boards for businesses, schools, community groups, and social and health services and launching drives to bring food, gifts, and toys to the less fortunate during the holidays and other times of the year;
Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court;
Participating in “Red Ribbon Week,” which educates kids and adults alike on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and encourages them to wear red ribbons as a sign of their commitment to stay drug free;
Partnering with the American Football Coaches Association and its National Child Identification Program to distribute Child ID kits at football games and other events; and
Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids.