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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the FBI has over 55 field offices located throughout the USA as well as smaller units throughout the world.

Perhaps you are working for the FBI or interested in working for the FBI. Here is a forum to share your experience with the FBI.

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prodigy  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:33:55 PM(UTC)
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Do FBI agents have a choice in where they want to live?
I have heard that they don't have a choice. Another thing I heard is they are required to move around alot.
computerscott2  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:58:38 PM(UTC)
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There are lots of factors that come into play. Yes there is a mobility agreement that basically says "If the FBI needs you in Tuscon, you are going to Tuscon!" but in reality moves like that are uncommon or only used in hard to fill posts. And if you do go to one of the hard to fill posts you are usually compensated with senority towards your office of preference (OP). As an agent you will have to spend time in a large office. If you start out in a medium to small office you can plan on being moved about the 3 year mark to rotate into a larger office. When you go to the Q you do get to list your offices in rank from most desired to least desired, and the Bu usually tries to get you close to one of your favorites, if they can. There have been a few classes where the needs of the Bu took priority. You work towards getting to your OP. I have known agents that have been in the same office for 10 years, so not everyone gets moved around alot. If your OP is one of the most popular then you are placed on a waiting list that is based on senority.
So you have some direction in where you want to go, but the needs of the Bu do tak priority. Hope this answers your question.
FBIGUY  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:32:44 PM(UTC)
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Prodigy, you will request field office from 1-56 in that priority. You will most likely be assigned to a medium size office and after 3 yrs reassigned to a top 15 office like LA, NY, Chicago, San Diego. You have a choice so when you make your picks for your office think regional like all east coast, southeast, west. While it is a pain to move, it is good to start someplace like a med size office to wrk lots of different violations and squads. Its kind of scary at first, but it will better you in the long run.
the rock99  
#4 Posted : Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:52:01 AM(UTC)
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FBIGUY wrote:
Prodigy, you will request field office from 1-56 in that priority. You will most likely be assigned to a medium size office and after 3 yrs reassigned to a top 15 office like LA, NY, Chicago, San Diego. You have a choice so when you make your picks for your office think regional like all east coast, southeast, west. While it is a pain to move, it is good to start someplace like a med size office to wrk lots of different violations and squads. Its kind of scary at first, but it will better you in the long run.
 
Actually I just got an email the other day, the top 15 is now the top 18, they just added Cleveland (and others).
the rock992010-05-14 12:25:21
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