The Salt Lake City field office is the main office for the Utah FBI. Far from being quiet and crime-free, the Utah FBI has dealt with various high-profile cases, including that of Ted Bundy, death threats aimed at First Lady Ladybird Johnson, various UFO sightings, and child porn. Since 2006, the Salt Lake City Division has caught and indicted more people in child exploitation than any other state.
Becoming an FBI Special Agent in Utah
Utah always needs more Special Agents, but the hiring process is a rigorous one. Basic requirements for applicants include:
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 and a six month driving record.
Additional skills that are of interest to the Salt Lake City Division include:
1. Expertise in Vietnamese, Spanish, Punjabi, Pashto, Indonesian, Albanian, Swahili, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Chinese or Arabic.
2. 7-10 years of law enforcement experience.
3. A graduate degree or a degree/experience in computer and hard sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.), military intelligence, economics, accounting, business, international studies, information systems or engineering. Degrees in psychology, criminal justice or political science will also be accepted but only in tandem with the above skills.
To apply to the FBI in Utah candidates can submit online at the FBI website, or callS pecial Agent Cameron Saxey at (801) 579-4763 or email Recruiting.SLC@ic.fbi.gov for more information.
Jobs for the FBI in Utah
As well as the Salt Lake City office, there are 19 satellite agencies in Utah, including:
4. St. George.
Under Utah jurisdiction there are also satellite offices in Idaho and Montana.
Recently, the Utah FBI has solved cases involving:
1. A Credit Union teller embezzling $23,000.
2. Methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking.
3. Child sexual exploitation.
4. Money laundering.
5. Tax fraud.