FBI Newark
Public Affairs Specialists Patty Hartman and Doreen Holder
(973) 792-3020
July 26, 2018

FBI Newark Celebrates the FBI’s 110th Birthday

On July 26, 2018, the FBI celebrates 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 Newark Field Office, FBI 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 FBI 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, and Integrity.

The Newark Field Office was opened circa 1915 during World War I to address growing threats. After relocating to New York in 1925 and moving to Trenton, New Jersey, ten years later, the field office came home to Newark for good in April 1937. Ever since, the FBI Newark Field Office has evolved to serve the needs of our territory as many sub-offices were opened around New Jersey. From the beginning, our employees have performed their responsibilities with great pride for our state and for our country.

“During this important milestone for the Bureau, it’s time to stop and say thank you to each and every one of our employees for their hard work and dedication to executing the FBI’s mission in our state,” said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie. “We are surrounded by remarkable communities that remind us why we carry out our mission to uphold the constitution and to protect the American people and our way of life. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with our communities, the private sector and the great law enforcement agencies serving New Jersey.”

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.

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