Los Angeles – As part of the FBI’s continuing commitment to attract highly skilled and diverse talent, the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office will host a unique event on May 9, 2017, in Hollywood, California. The event is part of the FBI’s “Diversity Agent Recruitment” Program, an initiative aimed at reaching applicants with a variety of backgrounds in order to diversify the public the FBI serves.
This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in discussions with current FBI Special Agents and gain first-hand knowledge about their training, their general experiences as a Special Agent, as well as to learn what to expect when they are assigned to one of the FBI’s 56 Field Offices throughout the United States. Many representatives of FBI specialty teams will be on hand to interact with recruits at the event to include Evidence Response: Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery; Crisis Negotiation, Behavioral Analysis; Special Agent Bomb Technicians and more.
Currently, the FBI employs 13,538 Special Agents, 2,252 of whom are comprised of identified minority groups. The breakdown is as follows:
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.35%
Black/African American: 4.39%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.14%