The seal of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is displayed at TBI facilities and by Bureau employees as a reminder of the Bureau’s dedication to excellence.
The State of Tennessee is embossed with the letters “TBI” as a representation of the jurisdiction within which the Bureau has been authorized to investigate serious crime.
The scales of justice represent the wisdom of the judiciary that the TBI services. “Truth,” “Bravery,” and “Integrity” are inscribed above the scales reflecting the intention of the General Assembly to see that crime is punished and the integrity of the government is maintained.
The golden border and stars represent a concentration and confinement of the existence, action, and powers of the Bureau as an independent department of Tennessee State Government.