International Operations


March 22, 2012

The FBI’s responsibilities of protecting national security and combating crime often lead investigators overseas.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: The FBI’s responsibilities of protecting national security and combating crime often lead investigators overseas. On any given month, about 230 employees are traveling and working beyond our borders on Bureau business.

Tracy Paige: Crime doesn’t stop at international borders.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The FBI continually expands partnerships around the globe through our legat (legal attaché) offices and training programs and by embedding agents in task forces and other joint efforts overseas. The FBI is in 76 locations around the world and partners with more than 200 nations. International Operations Section Chief Tracy Paige…

Paige: What we do is work with our international partners; we work joint cases, we share best practices, we share intelligence related to common threats.

Halpern: The FBI trains law enforcement partners overseas, as well as hosting them at our training academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Paige: Everything from interviewing and interrogation, crime scene processing, counterterrorism investigations…

Halpern: For more information, visit www.fbi.gov.

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