HQ Down, Front Lines Up

In an effort to improve law enforcement activities, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is dramatically streamlining the agency's supervisory and administrative bureaucracy and shifting agents to the front lines.

In January 1994, Freeh announced that he is permanently reassigning 600 special FBI agents. The transfers will occur in two phases:

First, 300 agents will move from headquarters to field divisions that most urgently need more investigators; this shift will cut the number of agents in headquarters by 37 percent.

Second, 56 field divisions will shift 300 of their own agents from supervisory and administrative jobs to street-level investigations.

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