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Norfolk Special Agent in Charge Announces Departure

FBI Norfolk December 07, 2011
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FBI Norfolk Special Agent in Charge Alex J. Turner

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Alex J. Turner of the Norfolk Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced his appointment as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Security Division at FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. As a result of this promotion, SAC Turner will be leaving the Norfolk FBI Field Office effective December 31, 2011.

SAC Alex Turner assumed his current position at the Norfolk Field Office of the FBI on January 7, 2008, where he has led and managed all investigative and administrative programs of the field office, which covers all of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In addition to these duties and responsibilities, SAC Turner has worked to develop strong community outreach efforts. For example, he established the Norfolk FBI Multi-Cultural Advisory Board, composed of multi-ethnic community leaders from the Tidewater area. This group served to work with the FBI to understand the issues impacting communities and to partner with the FBI to make our communities safe from national security and criminal threats.

During the last four years, SAC Turner has been involved in work with youth and promoting anti-violence and anti-gang awareness throughout the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore communities with various organizations. Furthermore, he was involved with the Norfolk Rotary Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia, the Virginia Coalition for Justice, and the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers. In 2010, SAC Turner was honored by both the Rumi Forum Foundation and the Virginia Conflict Resolution Center for demonstrating leadership and community engagement, two key factors in the FBI’s mission to protect and defend communities from national security and criminal threats.

“As I prepare for my departure from the Hampton Roads area, I do so with very mixed emotions. The men and women of the Norfolk FBI Field Office are some of the hardest working and dedicated group of FBI personnel I have had the pleasure to work with during my 27 years as an FBI special agent.

“In addition, I have had the distinct pleasure to work with a superb group of law enforcement agencies and diverse community leaders in Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore. As a result, I will find it very difficult to say good-bye.”

An interim SAC will lead the Norfolk Field Office until a permanent SAC is appointed and reports for duty sometime in early 2012.