The FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association


Held once a year in Atlanta, the Citizens Academy gives community leaders, business professionals, religious leaders and other citizens an inside look at the FBI and its operations. 


The program is six weeks long, with mandatory attendance one night per week for three hours. Participants meet the men and women of the FBI, gain an appreciation for the job they do, and often become lifelong friends of the Bureau.  Alumni are also invited to attend sessions at the FBI firearms range. The list of those who wish to attend Citizens Academy is long, and the selection process is highly competitive.


After completing the Citizens Academy program, participants are encouraged to join the Citizens Academy Alumni Association. The alumni are active year-round in community projects, hosting speaker events and book signings, and supporting the FBI’s mission in the community by promoting internet safety and crime prevention awareness.