Life as an FBI Field Photographer
FBI field photographers are essential to conducting investigations. On any given day, FBI photographers document crime scenes and criminal activity in all sorts of challenging conditions. It’s a career that FBI Jacksonville Field Photographer Jon Fletcher has enjoyed for nearly a decade, following an equally long career in photojournalism. Since joining the FBI, Fletcher has captured thousands of images that have proved critical to bringing justice in multiple high-profile cases and has documented hundreds of events to help tell the FBI story.
To recognize May as National Photography Month, Fletcher shares some of his favorite FBI projects and images and guidance for those seeking a career in law enforcement photography.
Investigators examine the twisted remains of a vehicle after a bomb scene training exercise.
An FBI diver emerges from the murky depths of a retention pond during a search for submerged evidence.
Investigators comb through thousands of pounds of garbage during a landfill search.
An FBI K9 handler works with a puppy in training.
Training to photograph evidence in difficult locations, FBI Field Photographer Jon Fletcher gets the image.
From the worldwide connections in the office, FBI cyber agents work cases that can stretch across the globe.
FBI SWAT operators stack up before making entry into a residence.
A sound-activated camera was used to capture this image during a routine nighttime firearms training session.
Flammables ignite during a demonstration by the field office's special agent bomb technician.