The Little Rock Field Office Celebrates the FBI’s 110th Birthday
On July 26, 2018, the FBI celebrated 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 the FBI's Little Rock Field Office, Headquarters, and across all field offices, we are highlighting the Bureau’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. However, our best traditions have not changed—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 Little Rock Field Office was opened in 1924 and closed for a time and was reopened in 1934. FBI Little Rock has served the citizens of Arkansas for 84 years.
“The Little Rock Field Office is proud to commemorate this birthday,” stated Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch, “We are honored to serve and protect the citizens of Arkansas.”
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 Bureau 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.
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