NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL INFO THREAD FOR THE FBI IN PHOENIX RP! THIS IS JUST ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON THE ACTUAL FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime. Its motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity", corresponding to the FBI initials.
The FBI's headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, is located in Washington, D.C.. Fifty-six field offices are located in major cities throughout the United States as well as over 400 resident agencies in smaller cities and towns across the country. More than 50 international offices called "legal attachés" are in U.S. embassies worldwide.
The FBI is organized in the following manner.
Office of the Director
Office of Congressional Affairs
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Integrity and Compliance
Office of the Ombudsman
Office of Professional Responsibility
Office of Public Affairs
Facilities and Logistics Services Division
Records Management Division
Resource Planning Office
National Security Branch
Directorate of Intelligence
Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
Criminal Investigative Division
Critical Incident Response Group
Office of International Operations
Office of Law Enforcement Coordination
Human Resources Branch
Human Resources Division
Science and Technology Branch
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Operational Technology Division
Special Technologies and Applications Office
Information and Technology Branch
Information Technology Operations Division
Office of IT Policy & Planning
Office of IT Program Management
Office of IT Systems Development
Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer
(Since only about a total of 80 people max will actually be apart of the pheonix RP community, this'll probably be cut down to basic field stuff)
How to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In order to apply to become an FBI agent, an applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 37. The applicant must also hold American citizenship, have a clean record, and hold a four-year bachelors degree. All FBI employees require a Top Secret (TS) security clearance, and in many instances, employees need a higher level, TS/SCI clearance. In order to get a security clearance, all potential FBI personnel must pass a series of Single Scope Background Investigations (SSBI), which are conducted by the Office of Personnel Management. Special Agents candidates also have to pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) that includes a 300-meter run, one-minute sit-ups, maximum push-ups, and a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) run. There is also a polygraph test personnel have to pass, with questions including possible drug use.
After potential special agent candidates are cleared with TS clearance and the Form SF-312 non-disclosure agreement is signed, they attend the FBI training facility located on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Candidates spend approximately 21 weeks at the FBI Academy, where they receive over 500 classroom hours and over 1,000 simulated law enforcement hours to train. Upon graduation, new FBI Special Agents are placed all around the country and the world, depending on their areas of expertise. Professional support staff works out of one of the many support buildings the FBI maintains. However, any Agent or Support staff member can be transferred to any location for any length of time if their skills are deemed necessary at one of the FBI field offices or one of the 400 resident agencies the FBI maintains.