A lot of people want a career in the FBI, but it isn't easy to get one. The FBI is the cream of the crop when it comes to law enforcement agencies in this country, and therefore they are pretty choosy about who they hire. You not only have to be extremely intelligent to be a part of the FBI, but you also have to be in top physical shape and willing to put yourself in danger, all while protecting national security. Some of what FBI agents investigate are terrorism, white-collar crime, kidnapping, murder, bank robbery, bribery, organized crime and drug trafficking. FBI agents don't mess around and never give up on a case. If you're a criminal and the FBI is investigating, you know that you're in trouble.
There are many steps when it comes to being hired by the FBI, including a background check and a psychological exam, but arguably the most important thing a recruit needs to do is pass an FBI entrance exam. We've put together a series of questions that will let us know if you're ready to be an FBI agent. Take this test and find out. We promise this isn't just a trick because the FBI is investigating you. We think.
What was it called in America when alcohol was illegal?
The FBI first started using wiretapping during the 1920s during Prohibition. Wiretapping means tapping into phone lines so one can listen to what is being said. This is still done today.
J. Edgar Hoover was a very controversial figure and was without a doubt the FBI's most famous director. He also was its first director. He held his position for 37 years until his death in 1972 at the age of 77.
The FBI academy is housed in Quantico, Virginia. The town is only 500 people or so, but houses not only the FBI training academy, but the Drug Enforcement Agency's training academy and one of the United States' largest Marine Corps bases.
Is the FBI in charge of investigating murders of federal officials?
No, not ever
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, there was a lot of confusion as to who was in charge of the investigation. A law was passed in 1965 that made sure the FBI would be in charge of those investigations in the future.
As of 2014, how many female agents were in the FBI?
While 2,000 female agents certainly is a lot and something to be proud of, there are many more male agents than female. In the year 2014, female agents were only 2,000 out of more than 13.000 total agents.
How many weeks of training do FBI recruits get at the FBI Academy?
The FBI agents study for 20 weeks. They learn how to do investigations and also take classes in ethics, interviewing, report writing, investigative techniques, counterintelligence techniques, interrogation, forensic science and more.
Do FBI agents have to move anywhere they are assigned?
No, it is up to the FBI agent where they work.
Yes. They have no choice.
One of the requirements of being an FBI agent is that they have to move anywhere in the country that they are assigned. This is hard on recruits, but it also makes a lot of sense as it is a federal job.
Can an FBI agent lie when interrogating a suspect?
No, not ever
Only if they say certain things
Yes, they can.
Yes, FBI agents can lie during interrogations. They can lie about there being eyewitnesses to a crime, they can lie about having a confession, they can lie about pretty much anything they want to try and get a confession.
Walt Disney became an FBI informant during the 1950s when he reported the names of many associates who he thought might be communists. Many famous people were suspected of being communists at this time.
The FBI isn't easy to get into, and they do require that you have a four-year degree from a college or university. They are partial to people with degrees in computer science, law and foreign languages.
The FBI has been around for over a century now. It was started by President Theodore Roosevelt. One of the big reasons it started was because or the corruption that came with the industrialization of the U.S.
Which is not a way for a fugitive to get off the Most Wanted List?
They are captured.
The charges against them are dropped.
They seem like they will never be caught.
The FBI would never give up and take a fugitive off the list because it seemed like they wouldn't be caught. The only other way for a fugitive to get off the list other then those mentioned is they die.
They are no longer considered a "particularly dangerous menace to society.”
Are you the type of person who enjoys getting a surprise party?
I have never been given a surprise party.
This question is actually one that was asked on the FBI entrance exam. The answer they're looking for it that you've never been given one. If you want to know why, just ask the FBI, but we wouldn't suggest that.
Which president was the first to fire an FBI director?
Despite there being evidence that FBI Director William Sessions was misusing his authority, he refused to resign. President Bill Clinton fired him, marking the first time a president fired an FBI director.