The Mexican-American law enforcement veteran — proudly the highest-ranking Latino in the FBI when he retired — was portrayed by the unmistakably Anglo actor, Gary Cole. Hollywood may have gotten Richard Garcia wrong, but it got the FBI right.
The bureau has historically been the least diverse of the major federal law-enforcement agencies, and, according to a recent breakdown of the FBI’s 13,455 special agents, decades of lawsuits and promises have not moved the needle on diversity.
It encompasses six resident agencies in New York (Binghamton, Ithaca, Kingston, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and Utica) and two in Vermont (Burlington and Rutland).
“The first time I saw [Bell} perform, I thought she was like an alien.The Albany field office supports FBI jobs allowing talented men and women to serve as special agents or in such non-agent positions as intelligence analysts, forensic scientists, engineers, accountants or electronics experts.Basic requirements for a special agent job include: FBI jobs in Albany require applicants to sit for a battery of written and other tests, including a drug test, medical exam, physical fitness test and thorough background investigation.The agency’s elite law-enforcement roster is 4.5 percent black, down from 5.7 percent in 1998 and 5.1 percent in 2008.Another 6.8 percent of special agents are Latino, down from 7.1 percent in 1998 and 7.9 percent in 2008, according to bureau statistics.