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High school juniors invited to apply for FBI Teen Academy

U.S. government seal for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
U.S. government seal for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. MCT

Students interested in a behind-the-scenes view of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s mission and operations are invited to apply for the spring 2018 FBI Teen Academy.

The daylong academy, to be held March 23 at the FBI Sacramento Field Office headquarters in Roseville, is open to high school juniors in 34 California counties.

The program will offer insight into the FBI’s mission, values, investigations, and partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement. Discussion topics may include cyber-safety, terrorism, active shooter situations, cyber-investigations and civil rights investigations, according to an FBI news release. Students will have an opportunity to participate in activities such as simulated experiences with the FBI’s Evidence Response Team, special agent bomb technicians and in the firearms training system room. They also will have an opportunity to talk with FBI personnel about online communication and its risks, as well as lifestyle choices required to be eligible for careers with the FBI.

The academy is open to all high school juniors in public, private and home schools. No minimum grade point average or particular academic path is required. The program is offered free of charge, but families are responsible for students’ transpiration to and from Roseville.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Sacramento Field Office’s Community Relations web page, Students must submit an application package, including a completed application, signed release forms and an essay. Complete packages must be received by mail, parcel delivery or hand delivery at the FBI Sacramento Field Office headquarters by 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Because original signatures are required, application packages are not accepted by fax or email, the news release said.

The 34 counties served by the Sacramento Field Office are Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yuba and Yolo.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy