FBI Cincinnati
Public Affairs Specialist Todd Lindgren
(513) 979-8347
July 26, 2018

FBI Cincinnati Marks the FBI’s 110th Birthday

On July 26, 2018, the FBI marks 110 years of public service. In honor of this milestone, we reflect on our history and look forward to the future of the organization. At FBI Cincinnati, Headquarters, and across all field offices, we are highlighting the FBI’s history and recognizing the people and work of the FBI.

Much has changed since the FBI was established, but many critical attributes remain the same. The Bureau now operates in a digital world where crime not only crosses state lines, but also international borders—in the blink of an eye. Our best traditions have not changed, however—our rigorous adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law, and the guiding principles in our motto of “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity.”

The FBI’s first field office in Cincinnati opened in 1913. Since that time, the office has handled a large and diverse number of cases, from helping to pursue John Dillinger in the 1930’s to uncovering public corruption and disrupting sophisticated terrorist plots in recent years.

Today, the office is responsible for investigating terrorism and criminal violations of federal law in the 48 counties of central and southern Ohio. The dedicated men and women of FBI Cincinnati work closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution.

The FBI was established on July 26, 1908, by Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte with just 34 special agents and was officially named the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935. The FBI has grown to nearly 37,000 employees, including more than 13,500 special agents and over 22,800 professional staff employees in 56 field offices, more than 400 resident agencies, and 90 legal attaché offices and sub-offices worldwide.

Follow the FBI on Facebook, Twitter (@FBI and @FBICincinnati), and using the hashtag, #FBI110, for more information.