Who investigates federal crimes?

All federal agencies investigate federal crimes. In addition, if you commit a crime that is investigated at the state level, but it crosses the state lines or involves federal lands or federal property, the case can be taken by the federal government and prosecuted at that level.

Some of the federal agencies that investigate federal offenses are:

Homeland Security
Secret Service
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Department of Environmental Protection
Internal Revenue Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Department of Immigration
U.S. Border Patrol
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Attorney General’s Office

These are only some of the agencies that investigate federal crimes. There are no set restrictions on which agencies can investigate and report a crime so long as the crime falls within the agency’s area of supervision.

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