About Us

Who We Are

The FBI Buffalo Citizens Academy Alumni Association is dedicated to continuing the experience gained by members through their participation in the FBI Citizens Academy.  Membership is limited to graduates in good standing of the Citizens Academy.

The Citizens Academy offers an up close and personal look at how the FBI operates.  The program brings our community’s civic, business, and religious leaders together to experience firsthand how the FBI investigates crimes and threats to our national security as well as learn about the various tools and techniques that are employed to carry out the mission.

Citizens Academy class members are nominated by a Bureau employee or a previous academy graduate. To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old, with no felony convictions, and you must live and work in the Buffalo Division’s market area, which also includes Rochester, Elmira, and Jamestown. Nominees must also undergo and pass a background check.

To learn more about other chapters and our national organization check out the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association website: www.FBINCAAA.org