Headquartered in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the CJIS Division serves as the focal point and central repository for criminal justice information services in the FBI. This division is a customer-driven organization providing state-of-the-art identification and information services to local, state, federal, and international criminal justice communities.
In support of this, CJIS administers an advisory process that shares management and policy-making decisions with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.
The CJIS Division includes the Fingerprint Identification Program, National Crime Information Center Program, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and the development of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) _ a new, computer-based system that can store, process, analyze, and retrieve millions of fingerprints in a relatively short period of time.
The FBI's investigative mandate is the broadest of all federal law enforcement agencies. This division coordinates investigations into organized crime, including drug matters, racketeering, and money laundering: investigations into violent crimes, including Fugitives Wanted, escaped federal prisoners (in some instances), unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, violent gangs, serial murders, kidnapping, bank robberies, violent crimes and property crimes of an interstate nature, crime on Indian reservations, crimes against the U.S. citizens overseas, and theft of government property: investigations into white-collar crime, including fraud against the government, corruption of public officials, health care fraud, election law violations, business and economic frauds and corruption crimes: and investigates into civil rights violations.
The Finance Division manages the FBI budget and accounting matters, voucher and payroll functions, the procurement process, forfeiture and seized property process, property management, automotive management, competition advocacy, relocation and transportation services, and Chief Financial Officers Act requirements.
The principal responsibility of the Information Resources Division is to provide centralized management and planning for information resources within the FBI. Architectures are developed and maintained that specify how information is to be collected, managed, and used. The architectures delineated the information that is essential to the FBI mission, the automated and manual systems needed to manage this data, and the technical infrastructure needed to maintain these systems.
The Information Resources Division includes two Engineering Sections that provide technical expertise and equipment to collect data, conduct research into improved methods for conducting electronic and physical surveillances, and perform forensic examinations of certain evidence.
The Information Resources Division is responsible for the development of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) 2000 project. The NCIC 2000 will enhance the existing NCIC system which is used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate wanted and missing persons, vehicles, boats, guns, etc. The enhanced system will support the transmission, storage, and search of photograph and fingerprint images from patrol cars and workstations to the NCIC central processor.
The Inspection Division is responsible for conducting examinations of the FBI's investigative and administrative operations at Headquarters and field offices to ensure compliance with established regulations and to make recommendations for improved organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
The FBI Laboratory is one of the largest and most comprehensive crime laboratories in the world. It provides leadership and service in the scientific solution and prosecution of crimes throughout the United States, and is the only full-service federal forensic laboratory.
Laboratory activities include crime-scene searches, special surveillance photography, latent-fingerprint examinations, forensic examinations of evidence (including DNA testing), court testimony and other scientific and technical services.
The FBI offers these services, free of charge, to all laws enforcement agencies in the United States. In addition, FBI Laboratory Specialists provide training to other state and local crime laboratory and law enforcement personnel.
This division coordinates investigative matters concerning foreign counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Activities include investigations into espionage, overseas homicide, protection of foreign officials and guests, domestic security, and nuclear extortion. This division is also responsible for the FBI's Security Countermeasures Program that includes background investigations and physical security issues.
In addition to managing and providing executive direction in all aspects of FBI personnel management matters including, but not limited to, personnel assistance, personnel benefits, and personnel selection, this division is responsible for the management and security of all FBI facilities. In addition, this division manages all recruitment programs and selection systems designed to recruit and select the best-qualified individuals for FBI employment. Furthermore, this division manages FBI and non-FBI background investigations. It is also the goal of this division to ensure that the above-mentioned responsibilities are consistent with the overall mission of the FBI.
Located in Quantico, Virginia, this is one of the world's most respected law enforcement training centers. This division manages the FBI Academy and trains FBI Special Agents and Professional Support staff as well as local, state, federal and international law enforcement personnel.
FBI employee training programs include New Agent Training and In-Service Specialized Training for Agents and Professional Support personnel. Police training programs include FBI National Academy, an 11-week multidisciplinary program for seasoned law enforcement managers: the Executive Training program for Chief Executive Officers of our country's largest law enforcement organization; and Operational Assistance, which trains law enforcement personnel on how to respond in certain emergency situations.
In addition to course offerings, FBI Academy faculty members conduct research and provide assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on many topics and investigative techniques.
The Office of the EEO Affairs ensure equality of opportunity for all employees / applicants and prohibits discrimination in employment based on race; color; religion; age; sex, including sexual harassment; national origin; disabled status; or reprisal for previous involvement in a protected activity.
The Office of EEO Affairs handles EEO complaint processing, training, monitoring of employment practices and policies, and the following special emphasis programs: American Indian / Alaskan Native; Asian American / Pacific Islander, Black Affairs; Federal Women, Hispanic Employment; Selective Placement (individuals with disabilities including disabled Veterans); and Upward Mobility.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice to the Director and other FBI officials. In addition, OGC personnel research legal questions regarding law enforcement and national security matters and coordinate the defense of civil litigation and administrative claims involving the FBI, its personnel and its records. OGC is comprised of the Legal Advice and Training Branch and the Litigation Branch.
The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is the component of the FBI that is responsible for the investigation and supervision of allegations of criminal conduct and serious misconduct by FBI employees. Additionally, OPR is responsible for the adjudication of cases of administrative discipline base on its investigation, determining whether the allegations have been substantiated and making written findings and recommendations regarding what, if any, disciplinary action is appropriate. OPR maintains liaison with the Department of Justice (DOJ), OPR with the DOJ, Office of the Inspector General. OPR is responsible for setting policy and establishing procedures regarding the disciplinary process and for monitoring its effectiveness to ensure that the ability of the FBI to perform its law enforcement and national security functions is not impaired.
The OPCA communicates information on FBI investigations, services, programs, policy, and accomplishments to the public, Congress, and the news media.
It manages relations with the electronic and print media; prepares FBI publications; answers verbal and written inquires from the general public, scholars, and authors regarding the FBI; and operates the Headquarters tour.