FBI Chicago
Special Agent Siobhan Johnson
(312) 829-1199
August 2, 2022

FBI Chicago Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. to Retire

CHICAGO—Emmerson Buie Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI Chicago Division since October 2019, will retire from the FBI on August 22, 2022, after 30 years of dedicated service in federal law enforcement.

“I am truly humbled to have had the opportunity to serve the American public for 30 plus years as an FBI Special Agent and more recently the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office,” SAC Buie said. “It has always been my purpose to protect those who could not protect themselves, and I can think of no better place or way to end my FBI career then representing my family and friends who have supported me throughout my career, and the citizens of the city I grew up in, as one of ‘Chicago’s Very Own’.”

SAC Buie joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1992 and was assigned to the Denver Division, Colorado Springs Resident Agency. In 1999, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) within the Counterterrorism Division’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations Unit. In 2002, he served as the Senior Supervisory Resident Agent (SSRA) in the Fairview Heights, IL Resident Agency of the Springfield Division. In 2006, SAC Buie became Assistant Legal Attaché and Acting Deputy Legal Attaché within the U.S. Embassy in London. In 2008, he served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the Springfield Division where he managed Criminal, National Security, and administrative programs. In December 2014, SAC Buie was promoted to the Senior Executive Service (SES) ranks as FBI Cyber Division’s Senior Liaison to DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). In June 2017, SAC Buie was selected by Former Director Comey as the El Paso Division SAC.

Prior to the FBI, SAC Buie served four years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. He is a Desert Storm veteran and has earned a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry badge, and multiple accommodations and awards for his military service.

A permanent replacement will be named at a later date.