The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the investigative arm of the US Department of Justice.
The FBI's investigative authority can be found in Title 28, Section 533 of the US Code.
Additionally, there are other statutes, such as the Congressional Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault Act (Title 18, US Code, Section 351), which give the FBI responsibility to investigate specific crimes.
The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners. The organization with these responsibilities has not always been called the FBI.
The 1-hour tour includes crime laboratories, history exhibit and a live firearms demonstration. Situated in the fortresslike J. Edgar Hoover Building.
935 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20035
Open Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closed weekends and all federal holidays.
Advance reservations suggested for group tours (must be submitted on company letterhead 12 months in advance;
Send to FBI Office of Tours, 9th &Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 20535).
Metro Center, Gallery Place/Chinatown.