FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Diego Rodriguez
Diego Rodriguez – Special Agent in Charge
Mr. Diego G. Rodriguez entered on duty as a special agent in May 1990. He was assigned to the New York Division, where he was a member of the SWAT team and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. The task force was a combined effort with the New York City Police Department and was responsible for investigations involving South American and Mexican drug trafficking/money laundering organizations.
In August 1997, Mr. Rodriguez transferred to the San Juan Division, where he was a SWAT team member and was also assigned to a drug/money laundering task force with the Puerto Rico Police Department. He was promoted to supervisory special agent in January 1999 in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters and detailed to the Special Operations Division.
In February 2001, Mr. Rodriguez transferred to the Miami Division, where he supervised a multi-agency drug squad under the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative. In November 2002, he supervised the FBI’s first Joint Terrorism Task Force in the West Palm Beach Resident Agency.
Mr. Rodriguez returned to Headquarters in June 2003 as chief of the Field Oversight Unit in the Directorate of Intelligence. He was responsible for the development of Field Intelligence Groups in the 56 field offices. Shortly after, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office in April 2006 as the criminal, counterterrorism, and intelligence program manager. Mr. Rodriguez was then promoted to chief of the Domain and Collection Management Section in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters.
In July 2010, Director Mueller designated Mr. Rodriguez as special agent in charge for the New York Division. There, he oversaw the Criminal Division, which encompassed major complex financial crime and insider trading investigations, numerous public corruption arrests, violent gang roundups, and the largest La Cosa Nostra takedown in FBI history.
On June 4, 2012, Director Mueller named Mr. Rodriguez special agent in charge of the Dallas Division.
Prior to his FBI career, Mr. Rodriguez was a teacher in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 from St. John’s University in New York.