Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Crime News
When someone calls the FBI to report a tip, it’s the National Threat Operations Center staff who picks up the phone and receives that information. The center’s threat intake examiners also receive the online tips sent in through tips.fbi.gov.
Threat intake examiners work around the clock to assess and forward information to the Bureau’s field offices and other law enforcement partners.
Below are two recent examples of NTOC’s work.
Longtime Fugitive Arrested
In June 2020, NTOC received a call about a wanted fugitive who shot a police officer in the early 1970s. The subject was imprisoned after the shooting but escaped when he was transferred to a hospital in 1974.
The caller provided the fugitive’s current address, which was in New Mexico.
The FBI’s National Threat Operations Center works day and night to ensure each of the calls and electronic tips it receives is evaluated rapidly and handled appropriately.