The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is a law enforcement agency that is a division of the state s department of justice. It assists local law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations, as well as analyzes and identifies criminals. The bureau works closely with local police local police, state police and sheriff departments, other state investigative agencies, as well as federal authorities. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation undertakes a variety of cases, such as homicide, missing persons, robbery and property crimes. In addition, it maintains original jurisdiction in various investigations, including drug and arson, election law, sexual abuse and crimes against children, and theft and misuse of state property. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation maintains an office in Fayetteville, N.C.