FBI Agency: A Career In Law Enforcement

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Ian A Mount Criminal Justice July, 25, 2012 FBI Special Agency I have always been interested in law enforcement especially the different types of government agencies such as the CIA and FBI. Watching action packed movies and TV shows only show us guns blazing and buildings exploding that’s it. I had to see for myself and get some insight on one particular agency that interest me the most, and that is the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations). The founder John Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI in 1924 until 1972. The FBI agents have a very different job function then a patrol officer or state law enforcement. It is a special and known organization. The main function or duty of a FBI agent is investigation, criminal justice…show more content…
Agents could work anywhere, whether it’s at an office desk or in the field. Most agents split their time up evenly half filing and filling out paper work and the other in the field. Traveling and relocation is a requirement if involved in a FBI career. Also the linguist special agents spend the majority of their work hours doing paper work in an office. Hostage Rescue Team agents have to report wherever there is a hostage assignment. This could be anytime and anywhere. Also the when a applicant applies for a position in the FBI agency the government already has your information but the main criteria a candidate must go through is the criminal background check and drug policy which they ask a series of questions. For example 1.Have you used marijuana at all within the last three years? 2. Have you used any other illegal drug (including anabolic steroids after February 27, 1991) at all in the past 10 years? 3. Have you ever sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug? 4. Have you ever used any prescription drug or used a legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within three years (36 months) preceding the date of the preliminary application for employment? If any of the applicants answer yes or answer not up to the standards of the agency they will no longer be eligible for…show more content…
Princeton article writer Darren K. Carlson author of “Americans Still Have Moderately Favorable Opinion of FBI” the article states “A Gallup poll conducted Jul. 10-11, 2001 shows that roughly seven in 10 Americans express a favorable view of the FBI. Only 27% of Americans describe their opinion of the FBI as "very favorable," with another 44% saying "somewhat" favorable. Twenty-four percent have an unfavorable opinion. When this question was first asked in 1965, 84% of Americans rated the FBI very favorably. Much of the downward trend in very favorable opinions of the FBI appears to have occurred in years past, however. The percentage with a very favorable opinion decreased to 52% in 1973, and dropped to 37% in 1975, the last time this question was asked in this format before last week. The FBI ranks low when compared to local and state law enforcement agencies. Sixty-three percent of the public said they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in their state police, and 59% said the same thing about their local police. However, Americans do have more confidence in the FBI than they do in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as only 29% expressed confidence in it. These findings may also be reflective of what is known as a local positivity bias, in which respondents view something negatively on a national level, but positively on local level”. I personally think the FBI is great especially

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