Thomas M. Class Sr., who served as a police officer before joining the FBI and becoming an expert in terrorism, has been named the new special agent in charge of the Dallas Division, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Class is replacing Diego Rodriguez, who left in December to become assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office.
Class began his career as a police officer and detective in St. Petersburg before joining the FBI in 1990. Most recently, Class served as section chief of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group in the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. That position placed him in charge of a multi-agency group tasked with providing resources to interrogate terrorists in custody.
Class also has worked in FBI offices in the Midwest, Atlanta and Alabama.