FBI Indianapolis
Public Affairs Specialist Chris Bavender
(317) 430-4140
March 30, 2023

FBI Director Wray Visits Indianapolis Field Office

On March 30, 2023, FBI Director Christopher Wray visited the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office and met with Special Agent in Charge Herbert J. Stapleton and other field office personnel. He also met with local law enforcement partners and members of the media to affirm the FBI’s continued commitment to help stem violent crime in the area.

“I just finished meeting with a number of our key local law enforcement partners here in Indianapolis, as well as the U.S. attorneys, and it was a great opportunity to talk about some of the most pressing challenges we’re working to tackle together–the greatest, right now, being the rising epidemic of violent crime,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said. “The violent crime threat we’re facing will take all of us working together–with all our collective strengths, authorities, and expertise—to stay ahead of, to protect public safety—that’s something I’m confident is happening here in Indianapolis across the board and, more specifically, on our task forces.”

Director Wray also spoke about the Bureau’s focus on prioritizing diversity, which also includes elements of equity, inclusion, and accessibility, particularly in the area of recruitment. Director Wray noted the Indianapolis Field Office will host a Diversity Agent Recruiting event in April.

Director Wray makes regular visits to the FBI’s 56 field offices and legal attachés to meet with employees and get briefed on local issues and crime trends, as well as to collaborate with partners.