NBIB Badges and credentials

#1

Does NBIB issue the same badges and credentials to contractors such as SCIS?

#2

Yes. But they are different from the NBIB Special Agent badges

#3

The basic difference is the federal shields are golden color and have Special Agent and the contractor shields are silver without Special Agent.

I usually only show the picture portion of the creds (the cred holder is a triholder)… Most folks don’t notice the difference between silver and gold shields.

#4

Are OPM special agents LEO?

#5

civil investigators. There are a few criminal investigators.

This is why we can have contractors help us out.

Gave up carrying a gun on duty 18 years ago.

#6

1810 - general investigation, 1811 criminal investigators are within OIG

#7

Are contract employees also considered special agents?

#8

No. Contractors & Hourly’s who are not direct federal employees may not refer to themselves as agents. They are called, Special Investigators (retained by) NBIB (or name sponsoring agency).