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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic Intelligence and security organization of the United States is an important federal law enforcement agency. The FBI is a corporation that supervised by the US Department of Justice.
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Key Facts & Information
- The Federal Investigation Bureau of the United States (FBI) is the primary federal prosecution agency of United States of America.
- Its responsibilities are to enforce and execute federal criminal laws, support foreign, state, and local police and investigative resources where necessary, and protect the United States from terrorism and threats to national interests.
- Almost 30,000 men and women, including 12,000 special agents were hired in FBI. The organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is field-oriented in keeping up a system of 56 domestic field offices, 45 foreign posts, and 400 satellite offices (resident agencies).
- In 1908, Charles J. Bonaparte, the United States Attorney General, spoke to the Justice Department about the need for a federal investigative body by creating the Investigating Bureau.
- But it was in the year 1924 when J. Edgar Hoover was named the Attorney General’s office director by Harlan Fiske Stone (later to become the United States chief justice).
- In the 1920s and ’30s, J. Edgar Hoover was primarily responsible for the growth and professionalization of the bureau.
- In 1932, the office began to make a nationwide announcement of “Fugitives Wanted by Police,” in order to publicize its work. In 1950, the announcement became the list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” at Hoover’s direction.
- In 1932, the office set up a specialized laboratory in Quantico, Virginia to conduct forensic analysis of handwriting, fingerprints, weapons, and other information sources related to criminal investigations.
- In 1999, the office-established Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Program that empowers law enforcement agencies to store and share digital fingerprint information.
- The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is to secure and protect the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, and to maintain and authorize the criminal laws of the United States.
- The FBI also aims to give federal, state, city, and worldwide organizations and accomplices initiative and criminal justice administrations; and to conduct these duties in a manner that is responsive to the needs of people in general, and is committed to the United States Constitution.
- It also promotes the exchange of information on international crime and criminal matters with foreign groups. The FBI also maintains several “satellite” offices, referred to as resident agencies, and several hundred liaison positions in foreign countries.
- The office chief, initially named by the attorney general, was the one in charge of the Federal Investigation Bureau.
- In 1968, a law was enacted, subject to the Senate’s advice and consent, to designate the director for a ten-year term appointed by the United States President.
- The FBI’s enforcement authority applies to most federal criminal law standards in over 2 hundred areas, including computer crime (cybercrime), embezzlement, money laundering, organized crime (including bribery and racketeering), piracy and hijacking, sabotage, sedition, terrorism (consisting of ecoterrorism), and treason.
- The Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) is the Justice Department’s primary investigative arm that is in charge of protecting the United States of America from domestic terrorism and enforcing federal legal guidelines.
- This employs more than 35,000 people with diverse experiences and skills looking at crimes related to more than two hundred areas of federal legislation.
- An FBI special agent’s primary activity was investigating crimes and implementing federal laws. This may include questioning sources and undertaking surveillance tasks, such as tracking legal wiretapping in the courts, or working undercover.
- The special FBI agent must be willing to participate in arrests, searches, obtaining warrants, and other dangerous sports. Within large-scale illegal sports research they deal with organized violence, drug trafficking, terrorism, and cybercrime. In addition, the FBI also investigates incidents involving hijacking of aircraft and terrorist threats.
- The responsibilities of an FBI agent can be stressing and can cause hardships. Although the scheduled workweek might be 50 hours, many of them work more than that.
- A special agent is considered on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and may work during holidays.
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