Friday, February 16, 2018

FBI New Haven and Yale University Police Department Announce Third Annual Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy


The New Haven Field Office of the FBI and Yale University Police Department (Yale PD) are proud to announce the third annual Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA). Two of the nation’s most notable and iconic institutions will again conduct a week-long law enforcement and legal training camp for selected youth throughout Connecticut.

FLEYA

The FLEYA training program will be an overnight camp in which the FLEYA students will be chaperoned by sworn law enforcement and FBI employees. The chaperones chosen will oversee the daily and evening events and will include Yale PD officers, FBI employees, and FBI National Academy alumni. Each alumni officer will originate from the county that the students represent. This will act as a way to promote ongoing communication and networking between law enforcement and the students after the program ends.

This joint effort to promote future law enforcement career paths for Connecticut youth gives the selected youth an inside look at today’s FBI while simultaneously being exposed to various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and practices. Yale’s campus will again serve as the home base for an academic environment with the premier atmosphere to encourage students to pursue higher education and careers in law enforcement.


The students will receive specific classroom training and practical exercises in investigative forensics, use of cyber technology techniques for combating violent crime, counter intelligence, gang awareness, civil rights (hate crimes), and many more violations of state and federal law. This unique training will include classes with federal agents, assistant U.S. attorneys and state attorneys, local police, and judges.

The FLEYA training program is an overnight camp in which the FLEYA students are chaperoned by sworn law enforcement and FBI employees. The chaperones chosen to oversee the daily and evening events will include Yale PD officers, local and state officers, and FBI employees. Students in the program will be teamed with a law enforcement representative from the county which the student resides. This will act as a way to promote ongoing connection and networking between law enforcement and the students post academy.

FLEYA Requirements

The youth selected for this program must:
  • Be between 15 to 18 years of age and returning to a Connecticut high school in fall 2018
  • Be full time Connecticut resident
  • Be committed to physical fitness through sports or other activity
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (must be verified prior to acceptance)
  • Submit a completed online application which will include a 200 word written essay
  • Participate in an initial telephone interview if selected by staff members of the academy
  • Participate in a final panel style interview at FBI New Haven
The FLEYA program is free of charge to accepted students.
The application process starts February 9, 2018, and application will be accepted through the deadline date April 6, 2018. A total of 30 students (15 boys/15 girls) will be selected from urban and suburban area high schools in Connecticut to ensure a diverse gender, racial, and cultural learning environment and life experience. This training will promote tolerance, unity and the importance of partnerships for success in the working world. No applications will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2018, as the online application will be closed. The instructions for applications are on the website and must be strictly adhered to with no exceptions.

Program inquiries may be sent to fleyaprogram@fbi.gov.

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