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.


As the world combats the COVID-19 coronavirus, you must be prepared to address issues related to the pandemic. In response, the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association is here to help. We have compiled a collection of resources that can help assist consumers, businesses, and local communities during these unprecedented times.

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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.

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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 2021 Future Agents In Training (FAIT) Academy. This is a 4-day program for High School students currently in grades 11 and 12 (Class of 2021 & Class of 2022), 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 youth Citizens Academy.  The 2021 FAIT Academy is scheduled for June 15 – 18, 2021.

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. Eligible students who were accepted into the 2020 FAIT Academy that was cancelled, will be automatically accepted into the 2021 program. Participants are selected based on eligibility requirements, an anonymous reading and scoring of the personal essay, and the letter of recommendation.

FAIT 2021 Flyer

FAIT 2021 Application

Applications will only be accepted by mail, and must be postmarked by January 31, 2021. Thank you for your support!