Janice K. Fedarcyk has been named as assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York division, the agency announced yesterday.
“Jan Fedarcyk brings both a strong national security and criminal investigative background from her current assignment as head of the Philadelphia division and from her work at FBI Headquarters, where she managed terrorist financing investigations, served at the National Counterterrorism Center, and oversaw investigations of online exploitation of children,” Director Robert S. Mueller, III said. “She is well prepared to lead our largest office.”
Fedarcyk, currently serving as special agent in charge of the Philadelphia division, came to the bureau in 1987. After completing training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., she was assigned to the Los Angeles division, where she investigated organized crime, drugs, money laundering, and gang matters.
In 1996, Fedarcyk was promoted to FBI Headquarters, where she coordinated FBI response to domestic and international crises and special events. Two years later, she was selected as the first FBI liaison assigned to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She transferred to the Baltimore division in 1999, where she supervised an Innocent Images National Initiative squad investigating the online exploitation of children.
Fedarcyk returned to FBI Headquarters in 2001 as an assistant inspector team leader in the inspection division. In 2003, she was selected as the assistant section chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section within the Counterterrorism Division. She was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, where she oversaw FBI components that furnished behavioral analysis and consultation on a variety of investigative matters.
Fedarcyk was promoted to serve as the FBI’s representative to the National Counterterrorism Center, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning in March 2005. Ten months later, she was promoted again, this time to the position of inspector at FBI Headquarters .
Shortly after, in February 2007, Fedarcyk was named SAC of the counterterrorism division of the Los Angeles division. In this division, she oversaw executive management, supervisory and investigative personnel, and the associated investigative programs to which they were assigned.