The Federal Bureau of Investigation was a government agency in the United States of America that was the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. As a federal law enforcement agency, it investigated alleged violations of federal criminal laws governing banking, gambling, white collar fraud, public corruption, civil rights, interstate transportation of stolen property, and elections. It provides leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners. Its top investigative priority is to protect the United States form terrorist attacks, and agents have the authority to use wiretaps in investigations.
Los Angeles Field Office Edit
During Day 1, Jovan Myovic posed as an FBI agent to infiltrate the hospital where Teri Bauer and Kim where being treated. Later, when Nina Myers found the real FBI agents, Stu and Holmes, she notified CTU of the intrusion.
During Day 2, Jack Bauer and Nina Myers went to Visalia with an FBI team to interrogate Nina's contact, Mamud Rasheed Faheen. The FBI raided the building, but Nina ended up killing Mamud. As Jack flew back to CTU with Nina and the FBI agents, the plane was shot down by Coral Snake soldiers.
At the beginning of Day 3, Gael Ortega, while undercover working as a spy for Hector Salazar, called the FBI and said that the deadly Cordilla virus would be released widespread into the main population of Los Angeles if the government didn't release Ramon Salazar from prison within six hours. The FBI passed the message off to CTU.
FBI agents arrived on-scene after Secretary of Defense James Heller was kidnapped. When Mitch Anderson surfaced as a suspect for the terrorist attacks of Day 4, FBI Agent Drake went to his apartment to interrogate him. However, she was killed by one of Habib Marwan's associates, Nicole, as she came in.
At the beginning of Day 5, several FBI agents were deployed to Wayne Palmer's apartment at 34012 Wilshire Blvd. after the assassination of his brother David. Jack Bauer knocked one agent unconscious in the parking lot and used his jacket and ID to infiltrate the apartment and gather information on the motives of the murder.
During Day 6, FBI agents were dispatched to the offices of the Islamic-American Alliance to recover personnel files in order to track possible Islamic terrorists. After their efforts were impeded by regional director Walid Al-Rezani and his attorney Sandra Palmer, they were arrested. Al-Rezani was put into a holding facility for possible terrorists. There, FBI agents wired him to gather information from other immates.
When Reed Pollock and Bruce Carson conspired to assassinate President Wayne Palmer, Pollock told White House Chief of Staff Tom Lennox that the bomb was planted with phony evidence and that the FBI would trace the bomb right back to Hamri al-Assad's terrorist organization.
Washington Field Office Edit
The Washington Field Office building consisted of a long office room filled with agents working behind their respective desks. Kate Wyman was the Deputy Director there during Extraction, and she took control of the situation and of the agents involved from her workdesk, the center of the area with three screens and overlooking the rest of the room.
Janis Gold was also an agent working there out of one of the primary desks. Larry Moss was the Special Agent in Charge, working out of an office positioned on the edge of the main bullpen. There also was a Situation Room, and a waiting area (where Raymond Howell was forced to stay).
The Rookie Edit
As seen in The Rookie, the FBI maintains a field office in Washington DC in addition to the agency's headquarters. It is where Alton Maxwell, Jason Blaine, Kate Wyman, Eric Myers, Brent and Lisa worked from during the Extraction mission.
Day 7 Edit
The FBI's DC Headquarters investigated technology thefts carried out by David Emerson's organization in the weeks leading up to Day 7. Agents assigned to the case under director Larry Moss included Renee Walker, Janis Gold, Sean Hillinger, and Mark Dornan. The FBI led the day's counterterrorist efforts, due to CTU's disbandment.
The FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, a cadre of special agents and support personnel, provides expertise in crisis management, tactical operations,crisis negotiations,hostage rescue,hazardous device mitigation, critical incident intelligence, surveillance, and aviation. They took the lead in retaking the White House.
New York Field Office Edit
The FBI was called upon by Tim Woods under the orders of President Allison Taylor to arrest Meredith Reed. Taylor said that she had evidence that could damage the peace accord and only she was allowed to see it. The FBI raided Reed's location of work and found her in a hotel making a call to Kayla Hassan. She was arrested and they retrieved the evidence.
Notable FBI agents Edit
- See the category of named agents.
Background information and notesEdit
- It is likely that Season 7 occurs at a similar time to Extraction (The Rookie's third set of episodes), as both reference the closure of CTU and both were due to premiere at the same time (January 2008).
Many 24 actors have portrayed FBI agents in other entertainment:
- Dennis Haysbert played an FBI officer in the thriller "Standoff" (1998)
- Kiefer Sutherland portrays an agent in the comedy "Flashback" (1990)
- Michael O'Neill played a Bureau agent on an episode of "Women's Murder Club" (2008)
- Gina Torres and Michael Cudlitz played FBI crisis negotiation team members on "Standoff" (2006)
- Sarah Clarke played a forceful FBI agent on an episode of "The Cleaner" (2008)
- Gregory Itzin and John Rosenfeld played Bureau members on episodes of "NCIS" (2003)
- Xander Berkeley had a one-scene role as an FBI IA member in "Internal Affairs" (1990)
- J.J. Perry played an agent on an episode of "Walker, TX Ranger" (2000)