The FBI has been looking for some more land to build a new building code enforcement unit in, according to a new report.
According to a report in Axios, the FBI has hired a consulting firm to review and identify potential land parcels within the bureau’s jurisdiction, with the goal of purchasing them by next year.
The FBI is a major employer in the Washington, D.C. area and has the power to impose fines and jail time on anyone who is found to be breaking the law.
In 2016, the agency spent more than $300 million on its construction projects, and the FBI employs some 10,000 employees in the District.
The bureau’s new building program would allow the bureau to expand its existing operations by adding a new code enforcement division.
According to Axios the bureau is looking to acquire more land within the U.S. to add more buildings to its code enforcement units, and potentially use the land to set up office space and other facilities.