Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chicago Citizens Academy
Alumni Association


FBI Junior Special Agent Program

This program is approximately 16-weeks and aims to give fifth- through eighth-graders in disadvantaged neighborhoods the information, skills, and discipline they need to stay away from gangs, drugs, and crime. Students also take a course in civics and learn about the FBI and the ways in which law enforcement helps to serve and protect their communities.

Students Academy

This program stemmed from an innovative program offered through the FBI’s Community Relations Executive Seminar Training that served as a means to exchange information between the FBI and college student organizations - where students learn about the work of the FBI and identify and address problems affecting these communities.

  • UIC
  • Loyola

National Night Out


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

FBI Movies

Crossroads: Choices and Consequences

Crossroads: Choices & Consequences”, a short film created by the FBI Chicago Division. Thisfilm is a dramatic, high-quality film depicting the tough choices that face today's youth and theharsh consequences that can result. Crossroadswas developed to address the need for relevantand realistic tools for law enforcement as they conduct community outreach presentations to middleand high school students.

For a preview of the trailer:

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.

For a preview of the trailer:

Safe Online Surfing

FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security. For teachers, the site provides a ready-made curriculum that meets state and federal Internet safety mandates, complete with online testing and a national competition to encourage learning and participation. A secure online system enables teachers to register their schools, manage their classes, automatically grade their students’ exams, and request the test scores.

Anyone—young or old, in the U.S. or worldwide—can complete the activities on the FBI-SOS website. The testing and competition, however, are only open to students in grades 3-8 at public, private, or home schools in the U.S. or its territories.

Community Service Projects

The FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from FBI.