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FBI Careers , 3rd Edition by Thomas H. Ackerman

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CHAPTER 1

The History andOrganization ofthe FBI

“Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.”

—Colin Powell

From its roots as the Bureau of Investigation in the early 1900s, the FBI has evolved from a force of 34 unarmed detectives to one of the most sophisticated and respected law enforcement organizations in the world. The Bureau now employs more than 32,000 personnel, including almost 14,000 special agents, and serves as the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice. In addition to conducting investigations, the Bureau offers cooperative services such as fingerprint ...

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