FBI logo – Federal Bureau of Investigation in March is the principal research arm of the Department of Justice of the United States .
The FBI’s headquarters are located in Washington, DC , and there are 56 local offices located in major U.S. cities and over 400 resident agencies in smaller cities and towns across the nation, and more than 50 offices international calls ” diplomacy Legal “in U.S. embassies several countries.
Article 28 of the United States Code , Section 533, authorizes the Attorney General to “appoint officials to discover crimes … against the United States,” other federal statutes give the FBI the authority and responsibility investigate specific crimes. Currently, the FBI has jurisdiction for investigating violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, thus becomes the largest federal law enforcement agency in the world. The Top Ten most wanted suspects has been used since 1949 to notify the public about the most dangerous fugitives.
The FBI is led by a director who is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate . The director may hold office for a maximum of 10 years, which was established after the establishment of the inconvenience that you could repeat a situation such as the former director J. Edgar Hoover, who was in office 48 years.
The current director is attorney Robert S. Mueller III , who was confirmed as such by the Senate on August 10th of 2001 . Mueller previously was district attorney in California and Massachusetts . On May 12, 2011 it was reported that President Barack Obama asked the director Mueller to continue in office for two additional years the mandate would expire on September 4, 2011. This request was approved by the Senate on July 27 2011.