About our FBI news
Latest news on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). The FBI's investigative jurisdiction covers violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes. Its motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity."
The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over federal crimes that include, but are not limited to: terrorism, espionage, public corruption, civil rights violations, organized crime, white-collar crime, and major violent crimes. The FBI also has the authority to investigate cases where state or local laws may have been violated, but the violation is potentially linked to a larger, interstate criminal conspiracy.
The FBI is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The current Director is Christopher Wray. The FBI is organized into 10 field offices, 56 resident agencies, and more than 400 satellite offices, known as "legats" (legal attachés), which are located in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
The FBI's headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. The field offices are located in major cities across the United States, and the resident agencies are located in smaller cities and towns. The satellite offices are located in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
The FBI employs more than 35,000 people, including special agents and support professionals such as intelligence analysts, language specialists, scientists, information technology specialists, and other professionals.