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  • Reaching Out to Assist Victims of Crime

    Reaching Out to Assist Victims of Crime

    May 20, 2024

    Our Victim Services Division informs and assists victims navigating the aftermath of crime and the criminal justice process. One piece of that mission involves coordinated outreach to victims to support their needs, a specialty that falls under the FBI Victim Outreach Support and Strategy (VOSS) Program.

  • National Police Week

    National Police Week

    May 14, 2024

    The FBI joined solemn observations of National Police Week, which recognizes men and women who swore an oath to protect and serve and made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • A Legacy in Law Enforcement: A Motheras and Son's Journeys to the FBI

    A Legacy in Law Enforcement: A Mother’s and Son's Journeys to the FBI

    May 10, 2024

    FBI Special Agent Kevin Vázquez has been part of the FBI extended family since his mom, Supervisory Special Agent Marilyn Santos, joined the Bureau when he was a kid.

  • Hopi Special Agent Returns Home to Seek Justice for Tribal Communities

    Hopi Special Agent Returns Home to Seek Justice for Tribal Communities

    May 3, 2024

    For FBI Special Agent Piere Himel–an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe—investigating Indian Country Crime on reservations in New Mexico is more than just a job: it’s a homecoming.

  • Elder Fraud, in Focus

    Elder Fraud, in Focus

    April 30, 2024

    Elder fraud complaints to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (or IC3) increased by 14% in 2023, and associated losses increased by about 11%, according to IC3’s 2023 Elder Fraud Report, released April 30. This annual publication provides statistics about incidents of elder fraud—or fraud that explicitly targets older Americans’ money or cryptocurrency—that are reported to IC3.

  • Charlotte Child Pornography Case Shows 'Unsettling' Reach of AI Imagery

    Charlotte Child Pornography Case Shows 'Unsettling' Reach of AI Imagery

    April 29, 2024

    Child psychiatrist David Tatum was sentenced to 40 years in prison for using generative artificial intelligence to digitally alter clothed images of minors into child pornography.

  • Investigating Environmental Crimes: The Huntington Oil Spill

    Investigating Environmental Crimes: The Huntington Oil Spill

    April 22, 2024

    The FBI and partners used groundbreaking techniques and advanced technology to investigate the 2021 disaster.

  • FBI Launches Trauma Notification Training

    FBI Launches Trauma Notification Training

    April 22, 2024

    The FBI has launched an updated, mobile-friendly Trauma Notification Training program to help ensure trauma notifications are delivered with professionalism, dignity, and compassion.

  • Wray: Chinese Government Poses 'Broad and Unrelenting' Threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

    Wray: Chinese Government Poses 'Broad and Unrelenting' Threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

    April 18, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray warned national security and intelligence experts that the risks posed by the government of China to U.S. national and economic security are “upon us now."

  • 'A Great Partner in the Community'

    'A Great Partner in the Community'

    April 17, 2024

    An Oklahoma City area pastor who had a run-in with the FBI in the late ’90s is set to be honored by the Director and special agent who once pursued him.

  • Investigating Torture: FBI-HSI Investigation Leads to U.S. Citizenas Conviction for Human Rights Violations in Iraq

    Investigating Torture: FBI-HSI Investigation Leads to U.S. Citizen’s Conviction for Human Rights Violations in Iraq

    April 15, 2024

    A U. S. Army veteran who established an illegal weapons facility in the Kurdistan region of Iraq— and who proceeded to both direct and engage in the torture of one of his employees—has been sentenced to 70 years in federal prison for those crimes and for additional crimes linked to his role at the facility.

  • Director Addresses Birmingham Civil Rights Conference

    Director Addresses Birmingham Civil Rights Conference

    April 15, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray summoned the words of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech in Alabama encouraging civil rights activists and law enforcement leaders to forge ahead in their fight for justice despite the persistence of violent, bias-motivated hate crimes.

  • Protecting Quantum Science and Technology

    Protecting Quantum Science and Technology

    April 12, 2024

    Foreign adversaries are increasingly targeting a wide range of U.S. quantum companies, universities, and government labs. The National Counterintelligence Task Force's Quantum Information Science Counterintelligence Protection Team unites the FBI with our intelligence and security partners to protect quantum information science and technology developed in the U.S. and like-minded nations.

  • Historic Firearms Returned to Philadelphia Museum

    Historic Firearms Returned to Philadelphia Museum

    April 10, 2024

    The FBI and our partners recently helped recover stolen Revolutionary War-era U.S. firearms that were a part of a string of thefts in the 1960s and 1970s in Pennsylvania.

  • Warrant Requirement for FBIas Section 702 Queries Would Impede Investigations, Endanger National Security, Director Says

    Warrant Requirement for FBI’s Section 702 Queries Would Impede Investigations, Endanger National Security, Director Says

    April 9, 2024

    Such a requirement would hinder the Bureau's ability to obtain and act upon threat intelligence and—by extension—to prevent potential terrorist or cyber-facilitated attacks against the homeland, Director Christopher Wray said on April 9.

  • FBI Countering Cyber Threats Through aJoint, Sequenced Operations,a Director Says

    FBI Countering Cyber Threats Through ‘Joint, Sequenced Operations,’ Director Says

    April 4, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray described the Bureau’s aggressive efforts to counter cyber threats and go after attackers in an April 4 speech at a conference of leading cybersecurity experts.

  • NICS Enhanced Background Checks for Under-21 Gun Buyers Showing Results

    NICS Enhanced Background Checks for Under-21 Gun Buyers Showing Results

    March 25, 2024

    A 2022 law requires the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System analysts to go beyond the routine when requests are for prospective gun buyers under 21.

  • Investigations and Oversight: Director Wray Discusses FBIas Commitment to Government Accountability

    Investigations and Oversight: Director Wray Discusses FBI’s Commitment to Government Accountability

    March 19, 2024

    The FBI pursues the cause of government accountability by investigating abuses of power by law enforcement officers and the corruption of public officials, and by holding our own workforce to a higher standard, FBI Director Christopher Wray said during the University of Georgia’s 2024 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability on March 19.

  • FBI Boston Recovers and Returns 22 Historic Artifacts to Okinawa, Japan

    FBI Boston Recovers and Returns 22 Historic Artifacts to Okinawa, Japan

    March 15, 2024

    The Boston Division recovered 22 historic artifacts looted at the end of World War II and has orchestrated their return to Okinawa Prefecture in Japan.

  • FBI Jacksonville Program Aims to Keep Connected Kids Safe

    FBI Jacksonville Program Aims to Keep Connected Kids Safe

    March 7, 2024

    FBI Jacksonville's Be Smart With Your Kids' Smartphone program partners with local law enforcement and schools to keep connected kids safe.

  • A Proven Partnership: Director Discusses FBI-Military Collaboration at West Point

    A Proven Partnership: Director Discusses FBI-Military Collaboration at West Point

    March 4, 2024

    On March 4, FBI Director Christopher Wray visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to speak with future U.S. Army officers about the Bureau’s legacy of collaboration with the Defense Department.

  • FBI Hockey Team Battles Secret Service in Triple-Overtime Thriller

    FBI Hockey Team Battles Secret Service in Triple-Overtime Thriller

    March 4, 2024

    In an electrifying and hard-fought game, the FBI lost 3-2 in triple overtime to its longtime hockey rivals the U.S. Secret Service. The sold-out charity game raised about $35,000 to benefit the families of law enforcement officers and first responders killed in the line of duty.

  • Director Outlines New Intelligence Program Strategy

    Director Outlines New Intelligence Program Strategy

    February 29, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray today outlined the Bureau’s new intelligence program strategy and emphasized how partnerships, collaboration, and innovation are essential to combatting emerging national security threats.

  • Kansas City Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Cyberstalking, Murder

    Kansas City Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Cyberstalking, Murder

    February 23, 2024

    A convicted felon received a life sentence for using a GPS device to track the vehicle of a man he later murdered. It's a case that marked the first filing of both the cyberstalking and the cyberstalking resulting in death charges in the Western District of Missouri.

  • Director Wray Talks Partnerships with Sheriffs

    Director Wray Talks Partnerships with Sheriffs

    February 15, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray met with the Major County Sheriffs of America during their 2024 Winter Conference on February 9 in Washington, D.C., to discuss threats facing law enforcement and strategies to address them.

  • FBI Recruitment Supports NSM-3

    FBI Recruitment Supports NSM-3

    February 13, 2024

    The FBI supports the same goals as the NSM-3 initiative—outlined in a 2021 White House memorandum—to strengthen and grow our national security and foreign policy workforce.

  • Securing the Super Bowl

    Securing the Super Bowl

    February 8, 2024

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI's role in ensuring safety at the Super Bowl.

  • International Drug Trafficking Organizations Takedown

    International Drug Trafficking Organizations Takedown

    February 6, 2024

    A team of FBI and international law enforcement agencies conducted multiple takedowns the morning of January 30, 2024, across the United States, and Canada to disrupt and dismantle an international organized crime syndicate importing and exporting massive quantities of drugs across the North American continent.

  • China's Hackers Have Entire Nation in Their Crosshairs, FBI Director Warns

    China's Hackers Have Entire Nation in Their Crosshairs, FBI Director Warns

    January 31, 2024

    Chinese government hacking efforts now target the entire American populace, and the escalating urgency of the overall threat that China poses to U.S. national security requires more investment in the FBI’s capabilities, FBI Director Wray warned lawmakers during a January 31 appearance before the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.

  • How FBI New York Helps Protect New Yearas Eve

    How FBI New York Helps Protect New Year’s Eve

    January 31, 2024

    Each year, the FBI’s New York Field Office joins forces with local, state, and federal partners to ensure that residents and visiting tourists can safely partake in New Year’s Eve celebrations across the city.

  • Hoops and Dreams

    Hoops and Dreams

    January 30, 2024

    A basketball game between high-schoolers and the FBI sought to improve relations between the Bureau's Washington Field Office and the communities it serves and to show the students a possible future.

  • Missing Person Alert: Help the FBI Find Liam Biran

    Missing Person Alert: Help the FBI Find Liam Biran

    January 23, 2024

    A wine blogger and travel enthusiast from New Jersey who disappeared during a 2019 trip and hasn’t been seen since has prompted the FBI to seek the public’s help finding him.

  • The Financially Motivated Sextortion Threat

    The Financially Motivated Sextortion Threat

    January 16, 2024

    The FBI this week issued a new warning about an evolving online threat targeting minors and young adults: financially motivated sextortion.

  • FBI, NSA Leaders Talk Election Security, Power of Collaboration at Fordham ICCS

    FBI, NSA Leaders Talk Election Security, Power of Collaboration at Fordham ICCS

    January 9, 2024

    FBI Director Christopher Wray on January 9 said the Bureau is well-postured to defend against foreign interference heading into the 2024 election cycle, despite the growing number of foreign actors and nation-states seeking to disrupt our democratic process.

  • The Search for Cathy Davidson

    The Search for Cathy Davidson

    January 8, 2024

    The FBI seeks to bring closure in the 50-year-old case of Cathy Davidson, who was 6 years old when she was reported missing in Michigan, on September 1, 1973.

  • Year in Review 2023

    Year in Review 2023

    December 22, 2023

    A look back at some of the FBI's accomplishments and challenges in 2023.

  • SWAT at 50

    SWAT at 50

    December 12, 2023

    The FBI's SWAT program began in a handful of field offices in 1973 to better prepare agents for tactical responses. Today's modern SWAT is the largest tactical force in the country.

  • 20 Years at the TSC

    20 Years at the TSC

    December 11, 2023

    The Terrorist Screening Center began operating in December 2003 as a direct response to 9/11. Staffed by multiple U.S. government agencies, the TSC consolidated terrorism screening and created one federal terrorism watchlist.

  • FBI, HSI Investigation Leads to Historic War Crimes Indictment

    FBI, HSI Investigation Leads to Historic War Crimes Indictment

    December 6, 2023

    The U.S. government on December 6 announced that it has brought its first-ever charges under the War Crimes Act of 1996 against four Russian-affiliated soldiers who allegedly violated the human rights of an American residing in Ukraine amid Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. 

  • FBI Underscores Commitment to Protecting American Jews, Muslims, Arabs Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

    FBI Underscores Commitment to Protecting American Jews, Muslims, Arabs Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

    December 6, 2023

    The FBI is committed to fostering partnerships between the Bureau and the communities it serves and protects—in times of peace and crisis, alike.

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