Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Justice
ESTABLISHED: July 26, 1908
ADDRESS: 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20535
PHONE: (202) 324-3444
TDD (HEARING IMPAIRED): (202) 324-2333
FAX: (202) 324-4705
DIRECTOR: Louis J. Freeh
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: William J. Esposito
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the nation's principal investigative authority. As a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI's mission is to investigate federal crimes, protect the nation against terrorist activities, and provide leadership and support to all levels of law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
The FBI also provides intelligence services at the request of the president via executive orders. For example, the FBI is responsible for running security checks on the backgrounds of nominees for sensitive government posts, such as White House staff or key Department of Justice positions.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The FBI is a division of the Department of Justice and part...
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