The FBI in Nevada is headquartered in Las Vegas, with satellite offices found in Elko, Reno, and Stateline, near Lake Tahoe. The Nevada FBI has SWAT, Evidence Response, Computer Analysis, Hostage Rescue, Bomb Recovery and Analysis and Hazardous Materials teams. Nevada also employs support professionals including accountants, lawyers, linguists, computer scientists, finance people, physical science experts and law enforcement professionals
Becoming an FBI Agent in Nevada
Jobs at the FBI depend on an individuals’ skills and training. Jobs in Nevada have the same basic requirements as all FBI jobs. These are:
1. Being a citizen of the U.S. or U.S. territory.
2. Being between the ages of 23 and 37 (although veterans may still be eligible).
3. Having at least a four year bachelor’s degree from an approved school.
4. Having at least three years of relevant work experience.
5. Having a valid U.S. drivers licence.
6. Passing and FBI background check.
7. Passing an FBI medical exam including vision and hearing tests.
8. Passing a drug test, and not having used illicit drugs in the past ten years.
9. Passing rigorous fitness testing.
10. Not have defaulted on student loans.
11. Having not committed a felony offence.
12. Having the ability to work anywhere in the FBI’s jurisdiction.
Special Agent Career Paths in Nevada
Once candidates have made it through the application process, they must choose a career path. New agents are enrolled in a New Agent Class where they choose between Cyber, Intelligence, Criminal, Counter-intelligence, or Counter-terrorism specialisations. Upon choosing a specialisation, they then begin a 21 week training course including fitness, training with various firearms, defensive skills and academic study. Once they have finished this course Agents will be stationed at one of the FBI’s 56 U.S. headquarters.
FBI Partnerships in Nevada
The Nevada FBI cooperates with state and local organisations, and since 9/11 have developed new partnerships including with:
1. The Nevada Election Integrity Task Force.
2. The Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force
3. The Las Vegas Field Intelligence Group.
4. The FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Program.
5. The Cyber Crime Task Force.
6. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
7. The Endoscopy Task Force, which deals with fighting health care fraud.
The FBI in Nevada also specialises in investigating and stopping child exploitation including child sex trafficking and child porn rings.