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Jan 02, 2015 12:00 PM

Family Day Provides Inside Look at Los Angeles FBI

The FBI’s Los Angeles Division’s Family Day featured events ranging from SWAT activities to evidence response and the field office’s Mobile Command Post. A video of the event provides an up-close ...


Family Day Provides Inside Look at Los Angeles FBI


The FBI's Los Angeles Division held its annual Family Day September 13, 2014 and featured events ranging from SWAT activities to evidence response and the field office's Mobile Command Post. A video of the event (above) provides an up-close look at the field office, its people, and its capabilities.

"This is a chance for us to give them a glimpse into what we do and a chance to participate and feel a part of the bigger picture here," an FBI employee said in the video, which was produced by the field office's Citizens Academy. The Bureau's Citizens Academies provide business, religious, civic, and community leaders with an inside look at the FBI, building mutually beneficial relationships along the way.

Dec 29, 2014 06:00 PM

FBI Launches Jobs Site on Twitter

The FBI recently launched a Twitter page containing current jobs available at the FBI. The site, @FBIJobs, lists employment opportunities at FBI locations across the country.


FBI Launches Jobs Site on Twitter


The FBI recently launched a Twitter page containing current jobs available at the FBI. The site, @FBIJobs, lists employment opportunities at FBI locations across the country. Some of the current jobs include evidence technician, forensic accountant, IT specialists, civic liaison, mathematician, secretary, and attorney. The site also includes information about the recent campaign to hire technology experts for cyber jobs, including special agents.

Follow @FBIJobs for current updates. Also, visit FBIJobs.gov for employment and internships opportunities, as well as qualifications to work for the Bureau.

Dec 29, 2014 09:00 AM

FBI Seeking Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents

Investigating cyber crimes—such as website hacks, intrusions, data theft, botnets, and denial of service attacks—is a top priority for the FBI. To keep pace with the evolving threat, the Bureau is ...


FBI Seeking Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents


Investigating cyber crimes—such as website hacks, intrusions, data theft, botnets, and denial of service attacks—is a top priority for the FBI. To keep pace with the evolving threat, the Bureau is appealing to experienced and certified cyber experts to consider joining the FBI to apply their well-honed tradecraft as cyber special agents.

“The FBI seeks highly talented, technically trained individuals who are motivated by the FBI’s mission to protect our nation and the American people from the rapidly evolving cyber threat,” said Robert Anderson, Jr., executive assistant director for the Bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. “What we want are people who are going to come and be part of a team that is working different very complex types of investigations and to utilize their skillsets in that team environment.”

The Bureau recently launched a campaign to bring aboard more technical talent, including computer scientists, IT specialists, and engineers. In a job posting—open until January 20—the FBI says no other organization will apply the expertise of successful candidates like the FBI.

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Job posting (expires January 20, 2015)
Desired degrees and certifications (PDF)

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 PM

Digital Billboard Initiative

The FBI’s National Digital Billboard Initiative, launched in 2007, can quickly reach the public with information about fugitives, missing persons, and public safety issues. With access to more than ...

Digital Billboard Initiative

The FBI’s National Digital Billboard Initiative, launched in 2007, can quickly reach the public with information about fugitives, missing persons, and public safety issues. With access to more than 5,200 billboards nationwide made available by a number of companies, the FBI has captured 53 individuals as a direct result of this program.

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Dec 22, 2014 12:30 PM

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt ...

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a record $772 million fine.

The company, Alstom S.A., engaged in a worldwide bribery scheme for more than a decade that involved tens of millions of dollars in payouts. A significant part of the scheme was carried out from the company’s offices in Windsor, Connecticut. Alstom pled guilty to a two-count criminal information, acknowledging that its executives had falsified books and records and failed to implement adequate internal controls.

“This investigation spanned years and crossed continents, as agents from the FBI Washington and New Haven Field Offices conducted interviews and collected evidence in every corner of the globe,” said FBI Executive Assistant Director Robert Anderson, Jr.

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Dec 22, 2014 09:00 AM

FBI Releases 2013 National Incident-Based Reporting System Statistics

Today, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its third annual compilation of statistics from the National Incident-Based Reporting System, providing expanded data on more than 4.9 ...

FBI Releases 2013 National Incident-Based Reporting System Statistics

NIBRS 2013 GraphicToday, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program released its third annual compilation of statistics from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), providing expanded data on more than 4.9 million criminal incidents reported to law enforcement in 2013.

The NIBRS, implemented to improve the overall quality of crime data collected by law enforcement, captures details on each single crime incident—as well as on separate offenses within the same incident—including information on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, and property involved in the crimes. In this latest report, 6,328 NIBRS agencies—about a third of the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies that participate in the UCR Program—reported 4,927,535 crime incidents involving 5,665,902 offenses, 5,980,569 victims, 4,517,902 known offenders, and 1,533,671 arrestees.

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Dec 18, 2014 02:30 PM

The Fraudster Who Faked His Own Death: Inside the Aubrey Lee Price Case

Aubrey Lee Price went from a devout minister and trusted financial adviser to a schemer who wiped out his clients’ life savings and then faked his own death to avoid taking responsibility for what he ...

The Fraudster Who Faked His Own Death: Inside the Aubrey Lee Price Case

When a federal judge recently sentenced Aubrey Lee Price to 30 years in prison for bank fraud, embezzlement, and other crimes, it closed a chapter on the once successful businessman’s sensational criminal saga.

Price went from a devout Christian minister and trusted financial adviser to a schemer who wiped out many of his clients’ life savings and then faked his own death to avoid taking responsibility for what he had done. When a routine traffic stop in Georgia resulted in his arrest on New Year’s Eve in 2013—nearly 18 months after his disappearance—Price acknowledged that he had become a drug dealer.

His well-publicized rise and fall makes for a fascinating tale, but our agents who investigated the case and who specialize in white-collar crime are quick to point out that the real focus of this story should not be on Price but rather on his victims.

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Dec 11, 2014 07:00 PM

A Commitment to Indian Country: Director Pledges Support for Victims

At the 14th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California, FBI Director James Comey pledged the Bureau’s “unshakeable” commitment ...

A Commitment to Indian Country: Director Pledges Support for Victims

At the 14th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California, FBI Director James Comey pledged the Bureau’s “unshakeable” commitment to tribal nations.

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Dec 10, 2014 03:00 PM

Human Rights Day 2014

Today is Human Rights Day—an observance first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to recognize the fundamental rights of every individual—so we thought this would be an ...

Human Rights Day 2014

Today is Human Rights Day—an observance first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to recognize the fundamental rights of every individual—so we thought this would be an appropriate time to highlight our work as the lead agency for enforcing federal civil rights laws in the U.S.

The FBI opens hundreds of civil rights cases each year, and it’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. During fiscal year 2014, the Bureau initiated more than 1,350 civil rights cases that fell into one of four categories—hate crimes, color of law violations, human trafficking, and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act violations.

More information on FBI civil rights enforcement efforts

Dec 08, 2014 09:00 AM

Latest Hate Crime Statistics Report Released

The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report reveals that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting ...

Latest Hate Crime Statistics Report Released

2013 Hate Crime Statistics GraphicToday, the FBI released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, which revealed that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2013. These hate crime incidents impacted a total of 7,242 victims—which are defined as individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a whole. The number of reported hate crimes last year is down slightly when compared to 2012 UCR figures—5,928 in 2013 versus the 2012 figure of 6,573.

Hate Crime Statistics, 2013—the first UCR publication to contain data collected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2009—has a few changes from previous reports. First, biases against gender (male or female) and gender identity (transgender and gender nonconformity) have been added to the list of bias categories. And in response to the Shepard/Byrd Act, we modified our data collection so that reporting agencies can indicate whether crimes were committed by, or directed against, juveniles.

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