FBI Careers and Training in Sacramento, California

The Sacramento California FBI field office opened in 1967 after having been a satellite, or resident agency, of the San Francisco office. The Sacramento jurisdiction covers 34 counties and resident agencies. It made national headlines in 1975 when Manson family member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford who was in Sacramento to address the California State Assembly.

Its location in California’s capital city has heightened the drive to battle public corruption and an eight-year investigation in the 1980s ended with the conviction of three state senators for accepting bribes for their votes on special interest issues. In 1999, the Sacramento FBI discovered and prevented what would have been a devastating act of terrorism that had the potential to kill as many as 12,000 people.

Applying for FBI Jobs in Sacramento

The Sacramento field office hires men and women to fill FBI jobs, putting them in the unique position to save lives by fighting terrorism and crime. There is a need for both special agents and professional specialists like intelligence analysts, cyber experts, translators, paralegals, business managers and scientists. The basic requirements for FBI employment arte:

  • Citizen of the U.S. or Northern Mariana Islands
  • Between 23 and 37 years of age
  • Graduate of a four-year accredited college/university
  • Minimum three years professional experience

It is possible to apply for FBI jobs in Sacramento online at the FBI JOBS website. Locals can get information and apply in person at 4500 Orange Grove, Sacramento 95841; Tel. 916/481-9110.

Sacramento FBI Careers/Capabilities

Like all FBI field offices, the top priority in Sacramento is protecting the country from terrorist attack, including foreign intelligence operations/espionage, and Cyber-based or other high-tech attacks. The Sacramento office also protects the civil rights of all citizens and combats domestic crime/criminals, from corrupt public officials to mobsters, from child predators to serial killers. Sacramento special agents investigate a wide variety of cases by gathering evidence that will stand up in a court of law. To that end they may interview witnesses, participate in undercover operations, map crime scenes, develop informants, interrogate suspects, conduct surveillances and/or make arrests. The Sacramento office also has numerous teams and specialists, including:

  • Three eight-member Evidence Response teams comprised of forensic experts
  • Computer Analysis and Response team
  • 16-member SWAT team
  • Three special agent bomb technicians
  • Hazardous materials specialist
  • Team of linguists capable of translating a variety of languages

Sacramento is also involved in numerous joint task forces with local, state and federal law enforcement, intelligence and first responder organizations. One example is the Sacramento Indian Gaming Safe Trails Task Force created in 2006 to investigate illegal gambling and other criminal activities at 21 Indian casinos in northern California.

FBI Successes in Sacramento

Since its beginnings, the Sacramento field office has consistently halted terrorist or criminal activities. Thanks to a capable FBI investigation, the owner of SK Foods was convicted of racketeering and price fixing on February 12, 2013. It is only one in the continuous string of past and future cases in which the Sacramento FBI has brought or will bring wrongdoers to justice.

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