Special Investigations
This section conducts and coordinates certain public corruption and government official misconduct investigations, as well as investigations for the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission on a statewide basis. 

Upon a valid request from a district attorney or United States attorney, the SBI conducts investigations into public corruption and government official misconduct involving public officials, public agencies and higher ranking law enforcement agency officials. These officials may include state legislators, U.S. congressmen, elected members of the Council of State, judges, district attorneys, sheriffs and police chiefs. 

The Special Investigations Unit conducts investigations for which there may be a conflict of interest for the other Bureau field districts.  This unit also conducts any other criminal investigations as assigned by the assistant director of Professional Standards.