San Francisco Community Outreach
Program Coordinator (Acting)
Public Affairs Specialist Peter D. Lee
Phone: (415) 553-7450
San Francisco, 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:
SAC Johnson Welcomes 2013 Citizens Academy Class
Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson welcomes new Citizens Academy members. In August 2013, we began our 13th Citizens Academy session, bringing together a cross section of 30 members of our community to learn firsthand about our operations and programs. Citizens Academies not only demystify our work, but also help us forge new working relationships in the community.
In April 2013, we hosted our fourth Teen Academy, providing Bay Area high school students the opportunity to spend a day learning about the FBI and our programs.
In December 2012, we presented our annual Director’s Community Leadership Award to Sisters of the Holy Family, an organization that advances education and awareness of human trafficking prevention and cyber safety for children throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
We continue to proactively speak with children and teens about the importance of cyber safety and online citizenship. The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing program teaches 3rd through 8th graders to use the Internet in a safe and intelligent manner.
Among our other ongoing efforts:
FBI San Francisco Citizens Academy ERT Presentation
Citizens Academy students participate in the Evidence Response Team presentation. Meeting with 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 professional staff employees into schools, businesses, and civic meetings to explain emerging crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to avoid being victimized by these threats;
Working with local community, civic, and business organizations through the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training program, where students learn about the mission, goals, history, and internal workings of the FBI in this more focused version of a Citizens Academy;
Teaming up with our local law enforcement partners and speaking with elementary, middle, and high school students about safe Internet and online practices;
Partnering with the American Football Coaches Association and its National Child Identification Program to distribute Child ID kits at football games and other outreach events;
FBI San Francisco ERT Day with SFCAAA
A member of the San Francisco Citizens Academy Alumni Association participates in “CSI Day.”
Hosting Adopt-A-School programs that put volunteer agents and staff members inside classrooms to mentor and tutor “at risk” kids;
Supporting the graduates of our Citizens Academies, who often band together in local alumni chapters to create programs to address crime and security threats and to provide specific advice on how to avoid being victimized by these threats; and
Encouraging citizens to step forward to report crime and serve as witnesses in court.
All requests for speakers must be submitted at least two months in advance. Requests must be on official letterhead and include:
Name of requestor;
Nature of the event;
Topics of interest;
Number of attendees;
Age range of attendees;
Specific date(s) and time(s);
Location or venue; and
Deadline for confirmation.
You may submit requests in one of the following ways:
FBI San Francisco
Community Relations Program
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102;