Federal Bureau of Investigation Legal Attaché
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
The FBI is a global organization with a global presence, operating Legal Attaché (Legat) Offices at many U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.
The FBI operates a Legat Office at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados. The FBI also has a Legat Sub-Office at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas. These offices serve as the FBI’s official representatives to the Northern and Eastern Caribbean.
Legat Bridgetown’s area of responsibility includes the countries of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, the French West Indies (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, and Saint Martin), Grenada, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Sub-Office Nassau’s area of responsibility covers the Bahamas and the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands).
As part of the FBI's International Operations Division, the Legat Office advances the FBI's international mission to defeat criminal and national security threats by building a network of trusted partners and strengthening international capabilities.
The FBI promotes enhancement of partner capabilities by conducting in-country training and seminars focused on addressing local and regional crime problems. The FBI also sends foreign law enforcement personnel to trainings in the United States to include the FBI National Academy (FBINA) and the FBI National Executive Institute (FBI NEI). Furthermore, the world-renown FBI Laboratory assists foreign law enforcement investigations by providing forensic and technological services.
The FBI is a partner to multiple regional security institutions to include: the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Regional Security Service (RSS), and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).
The FBI investigates crimes against U.S. citizens overseas and those adversely affecting U.S. interests overseas.
The Legat Office in Bridgetown, Barbados can be contacted at 246-227-4045.
The Legat Sub-Office in Nassau, Bahamas can be contacted at 242-322-1181 extension 4542.
The FBI website can be found at www.fbi.gov. It contains information about Most Wanted Fugitives, Most Wanted Terrorists, and also how to report a crime or information about an investigation.