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What is the role of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation?

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation works with local law enforcement to assist with criminal investigations, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Local law enforcement agencies include local police and sheriffs, district attorneys and federal investigators.

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation's highly trained agents investigate crimes, such as homicides, robberies, property crimes and other serious offenses, at the request of local investigative authorities who retain jurisdiction over the case, notes the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. The unit retains its own jurisdiction to handle drug crimes, arson, child abuse, computer crimes and other serious offenses without the prompting of local authorities.

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