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FBI Agent Robert Foley to Head Up Administrative Division at Washington Field Office

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By Allan Lengel

Robert Foley is leaving FBI headquarters to move several blocks away to the Washington Field Office where he’ll become special agent in charge of the Administrative Division.

Foley, who most recently served as section chief of the Employee Development and Selection Program, Human Resources Division at headquarters, joined the FBI in September 1996.

He was first assigned to the Bridgeport Resident Agency, New Haven Division where he  investigated gangs and narcotics. matters. He was also a member of the New Haven Division SWAT team and served as a firearms instructor.

Foley transferred to the San Juan Division in 1999, where he investigated police corruption, gangs, and narcotics crimes.

In 2003, he went off to headquarters where he was promoted to supervisory special agent and as an agent attorney in the Office of General Counsel. He then worked in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Public Corruption Unit.

In 2005, he transferred to the Tucson Resident Agency in Arizona as a supervisory special agent. Shortly after, he  became a  senior supervisory resident agent of the Yuma and Lake Havasu Resident Agencies where  he supervised all FBI investigative programs, primarily counterterrorism matters, public corruption, and Indian Country crimes.

In 2007, he headed back to headquarters as unit chief of the transfer unit, Human Resources Division.

In 2008, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Louisville Division’s Criminal Branch, eight resident agencies, and the administrative program.

In 2009,  it was back, once again to headquarters where  he  became a section chief of the Customer Service Section, Human Resources Division.

Foley, a native of Massachusetts, earned a law degree from the New England School of Law. He  served in the U.S. Army as an aviator. He is married and has a daughter.

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