Special Agent in Charge Charles P. Spencer

Charles P. Spencer was named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jacksonville Division on August 24, 2016 by FBI Director James Comey. Prior to that, Mr. Spencer served as section chief of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate Investigations and Operations Section, which is responsible for all FBI WMD investigations, responses, and field WMD coordinators.

Mr. Spencer joined the FBI in May 1998. His first assignment was as a special agent in the Washington Field Office working on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. During this time, Mr. Spencer was deployed overseas multiple times in support of major FBI Counterterrorism investigations.

In 2005, Mr. Spencer was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Training Division and served as the supervisor of the FBI’s gun vault. There, he was responsible for the maintenance, testing, and procurement of all FBI weapons and weapons-related equipment. In 2007, he was deployed to Iraq in support of ongoing FBI operations.

Mr. Spencer joined the Oklahoma City Division in 2008, where he served as the Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisor. In this role, he was responsible for all terrorism matters within the state and led the Special Agent Bomb Technician, WMD, Training, and SWAT programs. While in Oklahoma City, he served nine months as the acting assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the National Security Branch.

Jacksonville Special Agent in Charge Charles P. Spencer

Mr. Spencer was promoted to ASAC for the National Security Branch of the New Orleans Division in April 2013. There he led the division’s WMD, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber, Surveillance, and Crisis Management programs.

Mr. Spencer is joint duty-certified and a recipient of the FBI’s Shield of Bravery.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1993. During his engineering career, he worked in the commercial nuclear power industry and on numerous U.S. government construction projects.