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Special Agents

DEA Special Agents apply their unique training and skills – across the country and around the world – to fight drug trafficking.

DEA Special Agents: A force in the field


The DEA is America’s resolute force against the illegal drug trade. DEA Special Agents pursue the most notorious trafficking and terrorist organizations that threaten our communities. Special Agent duties include:

  • Gather and prepare evidence to help prosecute major violators of U.S. drug laws
  • Partner with other law enforcement agencies to target violent drug offenders in local communities
  • Arrest subjects and seize assets connected to illicit drug trafficking
  • Work with officials in foreign countries to share intelligence and target international criminals
Are you up to the challenge?
Are you up to the challenge?
Are you up to the challenge?
A great cause. A great career. With the greatest team. Is the DEA in your DNA?
A great cause. A great career. With the greatest team. Is the DEA in your DNA?
A great cause. A great career. With the greatest team. Is the DEA in your DNA?
Courage, focus, and instinct. Bring these attributes to the DEA and make a difference with us.
Courage, focus, and instinct. Bring these attributes to the DEA and make a difference with us.
Courage, focus, and instinct. Bring these attributes to the DEA and make a difference with us.
If you’ve got a passion for justice, make it pay off in the DEA.
If you’ve got a passion for justice, make it pay off in the DEA.
If you’ve got a passion for justice, make it pay off in the DEA.
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We’re on the ground and around the world. Join us.
In the hunt for drug traffickers, DEA Special Agents are running point.
In the hunt for drug traffickers, DEA Special Agents are running point.
In the hunt for drug traffickers, DEA Special Agents are running point.

Are you eligible?


Before applying to be a DEA Special Agent, make sure you’re eligible. Answer the questions below to see if you meet basic preconditions for hiring:

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Are you a U.S. citizen?

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