The FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association was formed in December, 2004 and is a nonprofit public service organization with the goal of promoting safer communities in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area.  The members believe this can be accomplished by improving understanding and encouraging appreciation of law enforcement among the citizenry and community leaders.



The FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a member of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association.  The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a community-based and supported organization, distinct and separate from the FBI, designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating business, labor, media, medical, minority, religious, government, senior citizens, and other community leaders about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and limitations of the FBI.

For more information: www.fbincaaa.org



The Agents of Change capital campaign is going strong and could use your support.  This is an ongoing fund raising campaign, which the FBICLECAAA recently initiated. The purpose of this campaign is to raise dollars which will sustain and enhance the FBICLECAAA’s ongoing provision of programs and services to the community.

The Agents of Change Committee is working very hard to raise such critical dollars.  Please consider donating by visiting the link below for more information and mailing us a pledge form with your generous check to the address noted on the form.




We are now accepting applications for the Future Agents In Training (FAIT) Academy, June 23 – 26, 2020. This is a 4-day program for High School students currently in grades 11 and 12 (Class of 2020 & Class of 2021), that live within the FBI Cleveland Division area of responsibility. FAIT is a chance for students to learn about the FBI and is similar to a mini Citizens Academy.

Students selected for the FAIT Academy spend four interactive days at the FBI Cleveland Field Office and at a local offsite location in downtown Cleveland, participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Classes offer insight into a number of topics and specialties including criminal, cyber threats, and terrorism. Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and solving cases. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, and better understand how the FBI serves their region. Graduates are expected to act as mentors to their peers and to serve as young ambassadors for the FBI. They will also have an opportunity to join the Future Leaders Alumni Association, a group that focuses on giving back to the community through various service projects.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response last year with over 300 students competing for 45 spots. This year we expect similar numbers. Participants are selected based on eligibility requirements, an anonymous reading and scoring of the personal essay, and the letter of recommendation.



Applications will only be accepted by US postal mail, and must be postmarked by January 31, 2020. No late or electronic submissions will be accepted.