Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal law enforcement and intelligence agency as well as a national security organization. The FBI’s motto is Fidelity, Integrity, Bravery. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC, in the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building. The FBI Academy, which hosts a 5-month required preservice training for new special agents, is located on 547 acres on a Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, about 40 miles south of headquarters.

The FBI employs approximately 35,000 special agents, analysts, and support staff, and reports to both the attorney general and the director of national intelligence. Components of its formal mission include protecting and defending the United States against threats involving terrorism and foreign intelligence, providing leadership and training to other criminal justice organizations, ...

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