A security clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) may be required for one's job, such as for law enforcement personnel on the federal, state, and local levels. Other individuals who are not members of a law enforcement agency may also be required to obtain an FBI security clearance. In fact, after the attacks on United States soil on Sept. 11, 2001, the FBI changed its security clearance policies and established an initiative to encourage security clearances for civilian public officials with a "need-to-know" regarding classified information.
Our attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm help individuals obtain FBI security clearances, which are of two types or levels: "Secret" and "Top Secret." With over 40 years of experience in successfully representing security clearance applicants, Attorney Alan V. Edmunds has accumulated a great deal of knowledge about FBI security clearance issues and cases.
We encourage you to contact our FBI security clearance lawyers to arrange a consultation regarding your case.
After 9/11, the FBI introduced the "State and Local Law Enforcement Executives and Elected Officials Security Clearance Initiative." This initiative enables state and local officials to receive briefings on classified information that might affect their state or locality, once they have obtained the necessary security clearance.
The process for obtaining an FBI security clearance involves the same form-the Standard Form 86 (SF 86)-that most other types of security clearances require, as well as the completion of the Questionnaire for National Security Positions. The process is started at the applicant's local FBI office.
An extensive background investigation and records check are conducted for each security clearance applicant, even if he or she has an executive-level position with a law enforcement agency-which probably conducted its own investigation at hiring. The background investigation cannot be waived, and it applies for both Top Secret and Secret FBI security clearances. As Mr. Edmunds can tell you, many FBI security clearance applications are held up at the background investigation point.
The FBI may turn down or delay an applicant's security clearance based on information that is incomplete, incorrect or inconsequential. Individuals who are concerned about dealing with the FBI security process can turn to The Edmunds Law Firm for the knowledgeable and skilled representation they need.
For information about your FBI security clearance, contact an security clearance attorney from our office today: Call The Edmunds Law Firm at (800) 481-2526!
Our national security clearance law firm has helped clients save their careers with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. We have secured legal victories in spite of our clients facing concerns over alcohol consumption, dishonorable discharge, five-figure debt, a failure to file taxes, and more. We have helped our clients overcome allegations of a failure to safeguard classified material, of mishandling protected information, and more. There is a reason our security clearance attorney is nationally ranked: We have the results to prove it.