Patricia M. Ferrick Named Special Agent in Charge of New Haven Division
|Washington, D.C. September 23, 2013|
Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Patricia M. Ferrick special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Haven Division. Ms. Ferrick most recently served as acting special agent in charge of the Milwaukee Division.
Ms. Ferrick began her career as a special agent with the FBI in September 1987. She first reported to the Pittsburgh Division, where she investigated organized crime and narcotics. In 1992, she transferred to the Miami Division and was assigned to investigate white-collar crime. While there, she led the formation of the first FBI/FEMA task force to combat government fraud related to Hurricane Andrew, which served as the model for similar task forces formed in response to subsequent disasters.
In 1999, Ms. Ferrick was assigned to the Washington Field Office, where she was subsequently promoted to supervisory special agent of public corruption and civil rights investigations in Northern Virginia. She received a lateral promotion in 2003 to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in 2004 was promoted to chief of the unit.
Ms. Ferrick left the ranks of management in 2005 and transferred to the New Haven Division after being selected primary investigator of a high-profile case involving the governor of Connecticut. Three years later, she was again promoted to the position of supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters, where she managed policy issues related to the FBI’s HUMINT program.
In 2010, she was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division, and in 2012, she returned to FBI Headquarters as section chief over white-collar crime and intelligence programs.
Prior to her appointment with the FBI, Ms. Ferrick was an officer with the New York City Police Department.