On September 23, 2013, the FBI announced that outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Patricia M. Ferrick special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Haven Division.
Ms. Ferrick began her career as a special agent with the FBI in September 1987. She first reported to the Pittsburgh Division, where she investigated organized crime and narcotics. In 1992, she transferred to the Miami Division and was assigned to investigate white-collar crime. In 1999, Ms. Ferrick was reassigned to the Washington Field Office, where she was subsequently promoted to supervisory special agent of public corruption and civil rights investigations in Northern Virginia. She received a lateral promotion in 2003 to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and, in 2004, was promoted to chief of that unit.
Ms. Ferrick left the ranks of management in 2005 and transferred to the New Haven Division after being selected for a public corruption specialty assignment. Three years later, she was again promoted and subsequently served two terms at FBI Headquarters and one term as an assistant special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division.
Prior to her appointment with the FBI, Ms. Ferrick was a police officer with the New York City Police Department, where she was assigned to the Midtown North Precinct from 1984 to 1987.