Organizational Roles Of The FBI Agent

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Introduction
Whether it is at a federal level or at a local level, everyone is encouraged to pursue a career in the justice field. There are many different jobs within the federal government as well as within local police agencies.
The FBI works on many important matters such as cyber-crime, terrorism, white-collar crime, organized crime, and the list goes on. Their job is to provide leadership and law enforcement aid to federal, state, local, as well as international agencies. The FBI has a mission to uphold the law and protect the United States from foreign intelligence.
A local police officer has duties which are far less rough than the FBI. Their jobs mainly consist of keeping public order, citing people for traffic violations and other
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Each day there is an opportunity to serve our country. FBI agents are responsible for conducting sensitive national security investigations and enforcing over 300 federal states. An FBI agent works on many different matters. Terrorism, foreign intelligence, organized crime, extortion, kidnapping, drug trafficking are just some of the few matters that they handle every day. They are committed to fulfilling the FBI’s priorities and upholding the FBI’s core values. Each day is different for an FBI agent, for them, there is no such thing as a typical day.
Organizational Structure
The FBI has an organizational structure to help divide each division within. There are five functional branches. Each branch is then further divided into offices and divisions. Three of the branches report to the Deputy Director while the other two report to the Associate Deputy Director.
Figure 1 illustrates the organizational structure that the FBI uses. It shows how each division is divided into the five branches.
Figure 1
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Organizational Chart (Organizational Chart, FBI)
Job
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• Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies.
• Conduct first aid, preliminary investigations.
• Gather evidence, obtain witnesses, and makes arrests; testifies as a witness in court.
• Check parking meters for overtime parking violations and issues traffic tickets; directs traffic at intersections
• Escorts prisoners to and from court; insuring that the prisoners are properly guarded; supervises trustees washing cars and cleaning buildings. (Basic Requirements, Discovering Policing)

Training
Each state and jurisdiction has different training requirements. In some areas, you can go through basic law enforcement training first and then apply to the agency of your choice. Other jurisdictions may require you to complete their in-house training program after successful completion of their hiring process. Some may accept your external academy certificate but also require completion of an abbreviated version of their academy. No matter which one it is, you can count on receiving extensive training prior to hitting the streets. The majority of the initial training will be classroom based, accompanied by practical exercises and scenarios. (Training/Academy Life, Discovering

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