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FBI Careers , 3rd Edition by Thomas H. Ackerman

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CHAPTER 3

FBI Special AgentCareer Opportunities

“Courage is its own reward.”

—Plautus

FBI special agents are recruited from a broad range of educational disciplines and professions, and receive outstanding basic and in-service training to prepare them for unique challenges. In addition to conducting investigations and protecting the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist threats, FBI special agents also provide leadership and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide and throughout the world. The Bureau has the largest force of criminal investigators of all federal law enforcement agencies, with almost one-half of its 32,000 ...

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