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Herbert Brown Named Special Agent in Charge of the Sacramento Division

Washington, D.C. December 03, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Herbert Brown special agent in charge of the FBI’s Sacramento Division. Mr. Brown most recently served as the section chief for the Gang Criminal Enterprise Section, in which he oversaw all domestic and international gang/drug operations.

Mr. Brown entered on duty as a special agent in August 1987. He was assigned to the Denver Division, Colorado Springs Resident Agency. Mr. Brown was a member of the SWAT team and the organized crime/drug program. He also worked as a full-time undercover agent, alongside the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division. 

In August 1990, he was transferred to the Los Angeles Division, Santa Ana Resident Agency. Mr. Brown was a SWAT team leader and assigned to the organized crime/drug program.

In 1995, Mr. Brown was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters and detailed to the Organized Crime Section.

Mr. Brown was promoted to supervisory special agent in March 1998 in the Los Angeles Division. He served as the supervisory special agent of the Joint Drug Intelligence Group and the senior supervisory resident agent of the West Covina Resident Agency, where he oversaw counterterrorism and criminal operations.

He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge, Los Angeles Division, in 2002. He served as the criminal, crisis management, and administrative program manager. Mr. Brown was the crisis response on-scene commander in Athens, Greece during the 2004 Olympics. 

In 2005, Mr. Brown became the FBI’s on-scene commander in Baghdad, Iraq, overseeing FBI criminal and counterterrorism operations.

Mr. Brown was promoted to section chief for the Gang Criminal Enterprise Section in April 2008.

Mr. Brown is a native of San Diego, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in 1979. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he served as a police officer for the Capitola and San Jose Police Departments from 1979-87.

Mr. Brown and his wife have one daughter.