WASHINGTON — John Perren, special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Branch at the FBI Washington Field Office, is returning to headquarters to become Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Division.
Perren’s areas of responsibility will include violent crime, drugs, organized crime and the Southwest Border Initiative.
Perren, an FBI agent since 1987 and a former D.C. cop, has held a number of posts at the FBI over the years.
He was supervisor of the Washington Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and then assistant special agent in charge.
In 2005, he spent a half year in Iraq as the FBI’s on-scene commander before returning home to headquarters to become section chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction/Domestic Terrorism Operations Section.
In 2007, he was named special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Branch at the Washington Field Office. He has twice filled in as acting head of the field office.