YPD & FBI announce fifth annual FLEYA

February 13, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) New Haven Field Office and the Yale University Police Department (YPD) are proud to announce the fifth annual Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA). This year’s program is scheduled for July 26, 2020 – August 1, 2020.

Since 2015, the YPD and the FBI have partnered to conduct a week-long law enforcement and legal training overnight summer camp for select youth from throughout Connecticut (CT). This is a joint effort to promote future law enforcement career paths for CT high school students. The program gives the attendees an inside look at today’s FBI, while simultaneously exposing them to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and practices.
Yale’s campus will again serve as the academic home base for this intensive and immersive program. Throughout the week, participants will stay overnight in dormitories and experience a unique college environment as they consider a future in law enforcement.  FLEYA students will be chaperoned and mentored by Yale Police officers and FBI employees.

FLEYA Requirements:

The youth selected for this program must:
  • be between 15 – 18 years of age and returning to a CT high school in Fall 2019
  • be a full-time CT resident
  • be committed to physical fitness thru sports or other activities
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (must be verified prior to acceptance)
  • submit a completed online application which will include a 500-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

Student applications and instructions for FLEYA can be found on the FBI/New Haven website (scroll down the page to view Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy information).

The FLEYA program is free of charge to accepted students. There may be a minimal cost for a uniform consisting of a polo type shirt.

The application process begins January 9, 2020. Applications will be accepted through the deadline date of April 3, 2020. A total of thirty students (15 boys and 15 girls) will be selected from urban and surburban area high schools in CT 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 3, 2020. The online application will close at that time. Application instructions can be found on the FBI/New Haven website. These must be strictly adhered to with no exceptions.

Program Inquires may be sent via email to: CTOutreach@FBI.gov.