Richard DesLauriers, who serves as deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters, has been tapped to lead the agency’s Boston office.
The Massachusetts native joined the FBI in January 1987. After completing training at the FBI Academy, DesLauriers was assigned to the Birmingham division, where he worked violent crime and fugitive matters and then began his career in counterintelligence. Three years later, he ended up the New York division where he continued to work counterintelligence matters. In 1995, DesLauriers was promoted to supervisory special agent within the Eurasian Section of the national security branch at FBI Headquarters.
In December 1997, DesLauriers transferred to the Boston division. There, he supervised counterintelligence cases and served as the division’s counterintelligence program coordinator. DesLauriers was designated as an assistant special agent in charge of the division in 2003, overseeing counterintelligence programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire, as well as the division’s administrative programs.
DesLauriers was promoted to section chief of the global section at the counterintelligence division in February 2005. He was responsible for national program management of counterintelligence and espionage investigations. In spring of 2006, he became a special agent in charge of the counterintelligence division in the New York division.