The FBI Career Guide

Author: Joseph W. Koletar
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814429580
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Political Science

In the three years following the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2,200 new Special Agents. But that was out of more than 150,000 applicants, and you can be sure the successful candidates had not only relevant backgrounds, but also determination and a genuine desire to embark on one of the most coveted, rewarding, and challenging careers in the world. The FBI Career Guide spells out exactly what the Bureau is looking for in Special Agent candidates, and how to maximize your chances of being selected from the huge applicant pool.

The FBI Career Guide

Author: Joseph W. Koletar
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
ISBN: 0814473172
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

In the three years following the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2,200 new Special Agents. But that was out of more than 150,000 applicants, and you can be sure the successful candidates had not only relevant backgrounds, but also determination and a genuine desire to embark on one of the most coveted, rewarding, and challenging careers in the world. "The FBI Career Guide" spells out exactly what the Bureau is looking for in Special Agent candidates, and how to maximize your chances of being selected from the huge applicant pool. Joe Koletar, whose own blue-ribbon career at the Bureau is second to none, shows how to get the job--and how to thrive once you've got it. His inside look at the real FBI reveals: - Smart educational and career decisions to improve your odds of being hired - How to meet and network with current FBI agents - What Special Agents do, day-to-day, in different roles and environments - How undercover investigations, SWAT team operations, and specialty assignments work - What agents earn, and what benefits they receive - The prospects for advancement, and some typical (and not so typical) career paths - How the job may affect your personal and family life - And much more "The FBI Career Guide" also reveals the common mistakes applicants make, and shows how to avoid them. And it gives you detailed information on excelling in the Agent Training Program. Finally, the book offers profiles of real agents who have gone on to successful post-FBI careers, and will help you lay the groundwork for a rewarding life after the Bureau. Above all, "The FBI Career Guide" will help you find out if you've got what it takes to succeed--and if you do, how to show it. Joseph W. Koletar's stellar FBI career spanned four decades, culminating in his role as Section Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division, where he was in charge of the Witness Protection Program, Criminal Undercover Operations, Aviation and Surveillance Operations, and the Strategic Intelligence Operations Center. Mr. Koletar lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Special Agent Man

Author: Steve Moore
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9780914090885
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For decades, movies and television shows have portrayed FBI agents as fearless heroes leading glamorous lives, but this refreshingly original memoir strips away the fantasy and glamour and describes the day-to-day job of an FBI special agent. The book gives a firsthand account of a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the academy to retirement, with exciting and engaging anecdotes about SWAT teams, counterterrorism activities, and undercover assignments. At the same time, it challenges the stereotype of FBI agents as arrogant, case-stealing, suit-wearing stiffs with representations of real people who carry badges and guns. With honest, self-deprecating humor, Steve Moore's narrative details his successes and his mistakes, the trauma the job inflicted on his marriage, his triumph over the aggressive cancer that took him out of the field for a year, and his return to the Bureau with renewed vigor and dedication to take on some of the most thrilling assignments of his career. Steve Moore is a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who had assignments as a SWAT team operator, sniper, pilot, counterterrorist, and undercover agent. He received multiple awards from the Department of Justice before his retirement in 2008, has written two episodes for an FBI-themed TV series, and is a regular commentator for Headline News. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

Special Agent

Author: Candice DeLong
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780786871667
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Candice DeLong has been called a real-life Clarice Starling and a female Donnie Brasco. She has been on the front lines of some of the FBIs most gripping and memorable cases, including being chosen as one of the three agents to carry out the manhunt for the Unabomber in Lincoln, Montana. She has tailed terrorists, gone undercover as a gangsters moll, and posed as the madam for a call-girl ring. Now for the first time she reveals the dangers and rewards of being a woman on the front lines of the worlds most powerful law enforcement agency. She traces the unusual career path that led her to crime fighting, and recounts the incredible obstacles she faced as a woman and as a fledgling agent. She takes readers step by step through the profiling process and shows how she helped solve a number of incredible cases. The story of her role as a lead investigator on the notorious Tylenol Murderer case is particularly compelling. Finally, she gives the true, insiders story behind the investigation that led to the arrest of the Unabomber including information that the media cant or wont reveal. A remarkable portrait of courage and grace under fire, Special Agent offers a missing chapter to the annals of law enforcement and a dramatic and often funny portrait of an extraordinary woman who has dedicated her heart and soul to the crusade against crime.

Federal Law Enforcement Careers

Author: Thomas H. Ackerman
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN: 1593572565
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about federal law enforcement jobs, in a manner that is simple and easy for readers to understand and use. It is the ultimate resource for anyone who is serious about landing a law-enforcement career in the federal system.

Master The Special Agent Exam

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768927955
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Genre: Education

A guide to preparing for the special-agent exam includes two full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, test-taking strategies, in-depth information on federal-agent careers and a review of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP). Original.

The FBI

Author: Ronald Kessler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671786588
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Literary Criticism

Offers a profile of the inner workings and evolving priorities of the law enforcement agency and the people who run it, including new material on recent changes made by current FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. Reprint. NYT.

The Pretender

Author: Marc Ruskin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466877108
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. The FBI generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. In the 1990s and 2000s, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse, and notorious, case list of all, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, including overseas. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, narcotics trafficking, La Cosa Nostra, counterfeiting—and gritty street-level scams and schemes. Sometimes working three or four cases simultaneously, Ruskin switched identities by the day: Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, clothes, accessories and frame of mind for that day’s mission. Meet Alex Perez, Alejandro Marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right UC agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped,” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin. The Pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops—the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.

The Secrets of the FBI

Author: Ronald Kessler
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 9780307719713
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Political Science

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how the FBI caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst and how the FBI breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught. From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Library Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015063396199
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

To Be an FBI Special Agent

Author: Henry M. Holden
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760321183
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

FBI Special Agents are specially trained personnel, chosen from an extensive pool of applicants because they possess specific areas of expertise, including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cybercrime. To Be an FBI Special Agent provides all-encompassing coverage of the training process. Candid photos of the FBI's training school in Quantico, Virginia, give the reader an unprecedented look behind the scenes. For those truly committed to a career with the FBI, this is the book that will show and tell them how to get there. For everybody else, it is the one must-have book on the subject.

Black Edge

Author: Sheelah Kolhatkar
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812995817
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The story of the billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history—for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money and fans of Showtime’s Billions. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SENIOR, NEW YORK TIMES • Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence and FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017 The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape. Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? Through meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar shows how Steve Cohen became one of the richest and most influential figures in finance—and what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs. Cohen and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn’t lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than wrong—and for this they have gained not only extreme personal wealth but formidable influence throughout society. Hedge funds now manage nearly $3 trillion in assets, and competition between them is so fierce that traders will do whatever they can to get an edge. Cohen was one of the industry’s greatest success stories. He mastered poker in high school, went off to Wharton, and in 1992 launched SAC Capital, which he built into a $15 billion empire, almost entirely on the basis of his wizardlike stock trading. He cultivated an air of mystery, reclusiveness, and extreme excess, building a 35,000 square foot mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, and amassing one of the largest private art collections in the world. On Wall Street, Cohen was revered as a genius. That image was shattered when SAC became the target of a sprawling, seven-year government investigation. Labeled by prosecutors as a “magnet for market cheaters” whose culture encouraged the relentless hunt for “edge”—and even “black edge,” or inside information—SAC was ultimately indicted in connection with a vast insider trading scheme, even as Cohen himself was never charged. Black Edge offers a revelatory look at the gray zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the U.S. economy. It’s a riveting, true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the government’s pursuit of Cohen and his employees, and raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of modern Wall Street.

What Every BODY is Saying

Author: Joe Navarro
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061755668
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Self-Help

He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great—or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did. Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics

Author: Federal Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1632203227
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Political Science

An authoritative guide to how crime scenes are treated by forensics professionals outlines official methods, from examining evidence and observing safety protocols to preparing evidence for the FBI. Original.