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FBI Reports Applications for Special Agents Are Up, Employees Are Happier

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An increasing number of people are applying to become FBI special agents, and a new survey suggests job satisfaction is climbing among current bureau employees.

The FBI received 32,000 applications, twice the annual recruitment goal and nearly three times higher than the previous year, the bureau told NBC News.

The numbers are significant after President Trump’s incessant attacks on the FBI and the firing of former director James Comey caused a slump in morale.

The latest internal results show “more employees in FBI field offices said they were proud to work for the FBI, believe in its mission, and would recommend it as a good place to work,” reversing declines in those categories in 2017 and 2018.

Growing Cases of Extremism Is Draining FBI Resources Nationwide

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI is using several dozen surveillance teams to track criminal suspects around-the-clock nationwide, USA Today reports. 

Comey said the surge of cases involving extremism is taking a toll on the bureau’s resources, noting that each of the bureau’s 56 field offices is investigating suspected violent extremists.

One suspect who required around-the-clock attention was Usaamah Ramim, who authorities said planned to attack police with military knives in Boston.

“This guy (Rahim) required 24/7 surveillance,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. “We thought the threat was severe enough that we had to approach him.”

Rahim was shot by investigators after they said he lunged at them with a knife.