Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
FBI Headquarters

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and it is the principal federal law enforcement agency.   The FBI headquarters is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.  Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.


FBI employees work around the globe. Along with FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., there are 56 field offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., more than 350 satellite offices called resident agencies in cities and towns across the nation, and more than 60 international offices called legal attachés in U.S. embassies worldwide.

Arriving at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis
The closest major airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport located about 4 miles from FBI headquarters.


FBI headquarters is located between 9th and 10th Streets in northwest Washington, D.C. The closest Metro subway stops are Federal Triangle on the Orange/Blue lines, Gallery Place/Chinatown and Metro Center on the Red line, and Archives/Navy Memorial on the Yellow and Green lines.

Base Population
The FBI employs 35,000 people, including special agents and support professionals, such as intelligence analysts, language specialists, scientists, and information technology specialists.