The FBI Career Guide

Author: Joseph W. Koletar
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814429580
Release Date: 2006
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 Books
ISBN: 0814473172
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

In the three years following 9/11/01, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2,200 new special agents---out of 150,000 applicants. Bureau veteran Joe Koletar's The FBI Career Guide reveals insider tips and real-agent stories to spell out exactly what the FBI looks for and how to maximize your chances: the education path, networking, pay, advancement, and more.

The FBI

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300138870
Release Date: 2007-09-28
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

This fast-paced history of the FBI presents the first balanced and complete portrait of the vast, powerful, and sometimes bitterly criticized American institution. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, a well-known expert on U.S. intelligence agencies, tells the bureau's story in the context of American history. Along the way he challenges conventional understandings of that story and assesses the FBI's strengths and weaknesses as an institution. Common wisdom traces the origin of the bureau to 1908, but Jeffreys-Jones locates its true beginnings in the 1870s, when Congress acted in response to the Ku Klux Klan campaign of terror against black American voters. The character and significance of the FBI derive from this original mission, the author contends, and he traces the evolution of the mission into the twenty-first century. The book makes a number of surprising observations: that the role of J. Edgar Hoover has been exaggerated and the importance of attorneys general underestimated, that splitting counterintelligence between the FBI and the CIA in 1947 was a mistake, and that xenophobia impaired the bureau's preemptive anti-terrorist powers before and after 9/11. The author concludes with a fresh consideration of today's FBI and the increasingly controversial nature of its responsibilities.

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.

How to Become an FBI Agent

Author: William David Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781633559363
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigation federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force or a source of investigative support of local and state police forces, the modern FBI strives to embody its ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity. In these pages, you will follow the process-from application through graduation-of becoming an FBI special agent. Learn about the online application, the forms, and interviews. Try some sample questions from written exams. Then move on to the classrooms and firing ranges at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Follow the training process through the streets, pool halls, and courtrooms of Hogan's Alley, the most crime-ridden town in America. Finally, learn about graduation, relocation, and beginning work as an FBI special agent.

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.

Careers in Focus

Author: Ferguson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438111384
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of

Profiles jobs in public safety such as airport security personnel, bodyguards, border patrol officers, crime analysts, detectives, firefighters, police officers, and more.

John Douglas s Guide to Landing a Career in Law Enforcement

Author: John Douglas
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071458450
Release Date: 2004-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics

The ultimate insider’s guide to pursuing a career in one of the hottest, fastest-growing career sectors in America In a departure from his usual edge-of-the-seat coverage, New York Times bestselling author and legendary FBI profiler John Douglas draws on his 25 years of experience to offer this unique career guide. Written for those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement but unsure which agency is right for them, John Douglas’s Guide to Landing a Career in Law Enforcement is a treasure trove of insider information and step-by-step instructions that arms you with: A comprehensive overview of law enforcement agencies and career opportunities— from park ranger to air marshal to NSA code cracker Guidance on finding and winning the ideal job in law enforcement Work sheets, checklists, and self-evaluations Websites, contact information, study guides, and other valuable resources

FBI Careers

Author: Thomas H. Ackerman
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN: PSU:000067218394
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Details the hiring process for special agents and support personnel, including information on passing the physical fitness test, getting FBI internships, salary ranges, and benefits.

Careers in Law Enforcement

Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1435852648
Release Date: 2009-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This book introduces readers to the variety of jobs in law enforcement. The book covers FBI, INS, DEA, ATF agents as well as the lesser-known park services ranger, polygraph examiners, and postal inspectors.

The Secrets of the FBI

Author: Ronald Kessler
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307719706
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets.

Excessive Use of Force

Author: Loretta P. Prater
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538108017
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Police brutality and misconduct have been under the microscope for the last several years. Loretta Prater confronts the far-reaching consequences of police brutality through the personal case of her son, numerous examples of other cases, and a review of related research.

To Be an FBI Special Agent

Author: Henry Holden
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9781610600873
Release Date: 2005-06-13
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.

The Pretender

Author: Marc Ruskin
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 9781250068637
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.