Michelle S. Klimt Named Special Agent in Charge of Jacksonville Division
|Washington, D.C. June 24, 2013|
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Michelle S. Klimt special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jacksonville Division. Ms. Klimt most recently served as the acting deputy assistant director of the Operational Programs Branch in the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division.
Ms. Klimt began her career as an FBI special agent in May 1990 and was assigned to the San Antonio Division, where she investigated drug matters involving the Southwest Border Initiative, counterintelligence, and international and domestic terrorism. Ms. Klimt was also a charter member of the Evidence Response Team and participated in the crime scene recoveries at the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11, 2011 attack in New York City. In December 2002, she was promoted to supervisory special agent to oversee a public corruption and civil rights squad. She was reassigned to supervise a counterintelligence squad in 2004 and, subsequently, a violent crimes squad.
Ms. Klimt reported to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as an assistant inspector/team leader in the Inspection Division in November 2005. While there, she led reviews of programs, work units, and personnel in field offices and Headquarters divisions. In July 2007, she returned to the San Antonio Division as a supervisory special agent for a white-collar crime squad.
In October 2008, Ms. Klimt was designated assistant special agent in charge of the Sacramento Division and was responsible for all criminal investigations and administrative matters, to include the finance, security, and applicant programs. She also provided oversight for the Stockton, Modesto, Fairfield, Fresno, and South Lake Tahoe Resident Agencies.
Ms. Klimt was promoted to section chief of the CJIS Division’s Law Enforcement Support Section in November 2011, where she provided executive oversight of five major CJIS Division initiatives: Law Enforcement Online, National Crime Information Center, Law Enforcement National Data Exchange, and Uniform Crime Reporting Program, including the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program.