Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director from 1924 to 1972
The "suicide letter", mailed anonymously to King by the FBI
An FBI surveillance photograph of Joseph D. Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero and Edgar Robb (aka Tony Rossi), 1980s
FBI SWAT agents in a training exercise
An FBI agent tags the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990 on the deck of the USS Grapple (ARS 53) at the crash site on November 13, 1999.
September 11 attacks at the Pentagon
FBI field divisions map
Organization chart for the FBI as of July 15, 2014
An FBI agent at a crime scene
FBI badge and service pistol, a Glock Model 22, .40 S&W caliber
FBI Director James Comey visiting the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota in June 2016.
The J. Edgar Hoover Building, FBI Headquarters
FBI Mobile Command Center, Washington Field Office
The FBI Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia
The FBI Field Office in Chelsea, Massachusetts
An FBI Evidence Response Team
Agents in training on the FBI Academy firing range
A Glock 22 pistol in .40 S&W caliber
Publication following the 2021 United States Capitol attack
The popular TV series The X-Files depicts the fictional FBI Special Agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) who investigate paranormal phenomena.

Domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

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Behavioral Analysis Unit

The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) that uses behavioral analysts to assist in criminal investigations.

Alvin Karpis

Canadian-born (naturalized American) criminal of Lithuanian descent known for being a leader of the Barker–Karpis gang in the 1930s.

Canadian-born (naturalized American) criminal of Lithuanian descent known for being a leader of the Barker–Karpis gang in the 1930s.

Karpis had his fingerprints removed in 1934

There were only four "public enemies" ever given the title of "Public Enemy #1" by the FBI and he was the only one to be taken alive.

Dave Lindorff

Dave Lindorff

American investigative reporter,filmmaker, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Tarbell.org, The Nation, FAIR and Salon.com.

American investigative reporter,filmmaker, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Tarbell.org, The Nation, FAIR and Salon.com.

Dave Lindorff

Dave Lindorff, "Brothers against the Bureau: Ted Hall, the Soviet Union's youngest atomic spy, his rocket scientist brother Ed, and the untold story of how J. Edgar Hoover's biggest Manhattan Project bust was shut down", The Nation, vol. 314, no. 1 (10–17 January 2022), pp. 26–31.

1989 drawing of Hall

Edward N. Hall

Leading missile development engineer working for the US and its allies in World War II and the late 20th century.

Leading missile development engineer working for the US and its allies in World War II and the late 20th century.

1989 drawing of Hall

Dave Lindorff, "Brothers against the Bureau: Ted Hall, the Soviet Union's youngest atomic spy, his rocket scientist brother Ed, and the untold story of how J. Edgar Hoover's biggest Manhattan Project bust was shut down", The Nation, vol. 314, no. 1 (10–17 January 2022), pp. 26–31.

FBI Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

The Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB) is a service within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A representative from the U.S. State Department congratulates and offers a partial payment to a fully disguised informant, whose information led to the neutralization of a terrorist in the Philippines

Gary Thomas Rowe Jr.

A representative from the U.S. State Department congratulates and offers a partial payment to a fully disguised informant, whose information led to the neutralization of a terrorist in the Philippines

Gary Thomas Rowe Jr. (August 13, 1933 – May 25, 1998), known in Witness Protection as Thomas Neil Moore, was a paid informant and agent provocateur for the FBI.

Underground damage after the bombing

1993 World Trade Center bombing

Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, carried out on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb detonated below the North Tower of the complex.

Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, carried out on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb detonated below the North Tower of the complex.

Underground damage after the bombing
Image of the procession of rescue vehicles responding to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. One World Trade Center is on the far right of the frame.
Depiction of blast damage
The names of the victims who were killed in the attack are inscribed in panel N-73 of the North Pool at the 9/11 Memorial, where the North Tower formerly stood.
Aftermath of the bombing, photographed by DSS agents

Emad Salem, an FBI informant and a key witness in the trial of Ramzi Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad, and Wali Khan Amin Shah, stated that the bomb itself was built under supervision from the FBI.

A United States poster from the World War II-era that was used to inform people about what they should do if they suspect sabotage

Sabotage

Deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity, effort, or organization through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction.

Deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity, effort, or organization through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction.

A United States poster from the World War II-era that was used to inform people about what they should do if they suspect sabotage
Unauthorized stencil urging sabotage and picketing
Industrial Workers of the World "stickerette" or "silent agitator"
World War II poster from the United States
Japanese experts inspect the scene of the "railway sabotage" on the South Manchurian Railway in 1931. The "railroad sabotage" was one of the events that led to the Mukden Incident and the Japanese occupation of Manchuria.
Palestine Railway's K class 2-8-4T steam locomotive and freight train on the Jaffa and Jerusalem line after being sabotaged by Jewish paramilitary forces in 1946.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies use the term eco-terrorist when applied to damage of property.

Surveillance cameras

Surveillance

Monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information gathering, influencing, managing or directing.

Monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information gathering, influencing, managing or directing.

Surveillance cameras
Surveillance Camera to support the Washington DC Police
Official seal of the Information Awareness Office – a U.S. agency which developed technologies for mass surveillance
The headquarters of UK intelligence activities is Government Communications Headquarters, Cheltenham, England (2017)
A surveillance camera in Cairns, Queensland
Surveillance cameras such as these are installed by the millions in many countries, and are nowadays monitored by automated computer programs instead of humans.
A payload surveillance camera manufactured by Controp and distributed to the U.S. government by ADI Technologies
A graph of the relationships between users on the social networking site Facebook. Social network analysis enables governments to gather detailed information about peoples' friends, family, and other contacts. Since much of this information is voluntarily made public by the users themselves, it is often consider to be a form of open-source intelligence
Fingerprints being scanned as part of the US-VISIT program
Micro Air Vehicle with attached surveillance camera
HART program concept drawing from official IPTO (DARPA) official website
A card containing an identification number
RFID chip pulled from new credit card
Hand with planned insertion point for Verichip device
Diagram of GPS satellites orbiting Earth
Graffiti expressing concern about proliferation of video surveillance
Surveillance lamppost brought down in Hong Kong by citizens fearing state surveillance
An elaborate graffito in Columbus, Ohio, depicting state surveillance of telecommunications
A traffic camera atop a high pole oversees a road in the Canadian city of Toronto

Billions of dollars per year are spent by agencies, such as the NSA, the FBI and the now-defunct Information Awareness Office, to develop, purchase, implement, and operate systems such as Carnivore, NarusInsight, and ECHELON to intercept and analyze all of this data to extract only the information which is useful to law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Federal agencies often work with each other and with local law enforcement during official events, such as presidential visits to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Pictured are members of the US Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Special agent

Investigator or detective for a governmental or independent agency, who primarily serves in criminal investigatory positions.

Investigator or detective for a governmental or independent agency, who primarily serves in criminal investigatory positions.

Federal agencies often work with each other and with local law enforcement during official events, such as presidential visits to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Pictured are members of the US Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Regardless, most people holding the title of "Special Agent" are law enforcement officers under state or federal law (with some also being dual intelligence operatives such as with the FBI).