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Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice to host April 21 talk about Clarksburg FBI center

ISSUED: 7 April 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice will host FBI agents and recruiters on Wednesday, April 21, at 1:10 p.m. via Zoom for a discussion about the Clarksburg Field Office and what it takes to be successful in an FBI career. The event is free and open to the public.

In the summer of 1924, the FBI created an Identification Division to gather fingerprints from police agencies nationwide and to search them upon request for matches to criminals and crime evidence. The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division was established in February 1992 out of the former Identification Division to serve as the focal point and central repository for criminal justice information services in the FBI. CJIS is the largest division of the FBI and is located in Clarksburg. CJIS serves as a high-tech hub that provides a range of state of-the-art tools and services to law enforcement, national security, intelligence community partners, and the general public.

The CJIS mission is to equip law enforcement, national security, and intelligence community partners with the criminal justice information they need to protect the United States while preserving civil liberties. CJIS systems and services include the National Crime Information Center, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, Next Generation Identification, and National Threat Operations Center, among others.

Visit the Criminal Justice Presentation Series page for the Zoom link.

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