The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office opened in Fiscal Year 2011. It is a sub-office to FBI Legal Attache (LEGAT) — Santo Domingo and is staffed by an Assistant Legal Attache (ALAT). The FBI is charged with investigating violations of the laws of the United States, collecting evidence in cases in which the United States is or may be a party of interest, and performing other duties imposed by law. The FBI LEGAT program serves the nation as a critical public safety asset to aid investigations that are being carried out in the United States and abroad.
The major function of the program is enlisting the cooperation of foreign law enforcement agencies on domestic FBI investigations and solving serious U.S. crimes. Furthermore, the FBI’s mission in Jamaica is to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities against host country crime problems that threaten United States interests.
Further information concerning the FBI can be found on the Federal Bureau’s website.