FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III announced Alex J. Turner as the new assistant director of the FBI’s security division.
The security division is in charge of workplace and facility security for FBI personnel and assets.
Turner is currently deputy assistant director for the division.
He previously served as special agent in charge of the Norfolk Division beginning in January 2008 and lasting four years.
He was also appointed to the criminal investigative division at FBI headquarters in 2005. While there, he created the National Gang Intelligence Center before becoming chief of the Americas Criminal Enterprise Section.
In November 2000, he served as an assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office. During this assignment, he supervised technical services, white-collar crime, public corruption, cyber, criminal intelligence, violent crime, criminal enterprise, asset forfeiture, and criminal informant programs.
Turner’s career with the FBI began in Januray 1985, when he entered as a special agent.
He was designated to the Atlanta division where he dealt with drug and property crimes.
Prior to his employment with FBI, Turner was a patrol officer and criminal detective for the Greenbelt City Police Department in Greenbelt, Maryland after finishing his bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Maryland.