Please be aware there is a phone scam where individuals have called from a number that appears to be the SBI and then pretend to be an SBI employee. The SBI will not ask anyone to wire money over the phone. If you have questions or concerns, you may send an email to
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Welcome to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Established in 1937, the SBI conducts criminal investigations across the state of North Carolina and we’re often called upon by local agencies to assist them when and where needed.  The SBI Headquarters is located in Raleigh and we have eight district offices as well.  As a state law enforcement agency, we have original jurisdiction in the following areas:  drug and arson investigations, environmental crimes, election law violations, human trafficking, weapons of mass destruction, child sexual abuse in day care centers, computer crimes against children and crimes involving state property.

In addition, we have a non-sworn staff who support our sworn staff as crime scene and intelligence analysts.  Among their many roles, our civilian staff also oversees the fingerprinting and background check database and sex offender registry while also providing training to other law enforcement agencies.  The SBI takes pride in serving the citizens of North Carolina.

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