Because South Carolina is located near the Atlantic Ocean and the Eastern Seaboard, it’s a focal point for FBI activity, which is largely state based. South Carolina offers much room for growth for Agents.
Columbia, the state capitol, is host to FBI regional headquarters. It’s right in the middle of the state so perfect for sending Agents out on assignment. South Carolina has eight satellite offices which can be found in Aiken, Charleston, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Spartanburg.
FBI Job Requirements
Candidates wishing to become an FBI agent in South Carolina must:
1. Be a citizen of the U.S. or U.S. territory.
2. Be between the ages of 23 and 37 (although veterans may still be eligible).
3. Have at least a four year bachelor’s degree from an approved school.
4. Have at least three years of relevant work experience.
5. Pass rigorous fitness testing.
There are many more requirements to join the FBI. These are just a sample.
FBI Career Paths in South Carolina
Investigation techniques are the main concern of the South Carolina Division, including interviewing witnesses and suspects, analyzing crime scenes, gathering and recording evidence, conducting arrests and managing undercover missions.
Special Agents: Special Agents work mostly in the Evidence Recovery and Processing team. his team gathers evidence from crime scenes, right down to the tiniest shreds.
Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT): This team deals with the most extreme and dangerous situations. They infiltrate secured facilities and have high level training with various weapons.
Translation: There’s a growing Hispanic and Latino population in South Carolina, so Linguists must translate both audio and written evidence in foreign languages.
South Carolina’s Recent FBI Activity
The South Carolina is a busy Division for the FBI and recently has:
1. Ended an Extortion Plot: The South Carolina FBI caught a man trying to extort money from state officials as well as faculty members from the University of South Carolina.
2. Catching a Person Who Made a Bomb Threat: The South Carolina FBI caught a man threatening an explosives attack. The man was also found to be in possession of child pornography.
3. Operated a Drug Bust: The FBI as pivotal in catching and sentencing members of a narcotics organisation with more than 100 years in prison for trafficking cocaine in Lexington County, South Carolina.