June 29, 2015

David J. LeValley Named Special Agent in Charge of Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office

Director James B. Comey has named David J. LeValley special agent in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as section chief of the Transnational Organized Crime-Western Hemisphere Section at in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. LeValley began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1996. He was first assigned to the New York Field Office, where he investigated Colombian/Caribbean drug trafficking and money laundering violations on a joint task force with the New York City Police Department.

In 2004, he was promoted to a supervisory position in CID’s Major Theft Unit at FBIHQ. In this role, he was responsible for national program management of investigations targeting organized theft crews and interstate transportation of stolen property. In 2005, Mr. LeValley worked to establish the FBI’s Mara-Salvatrucha-13 (MS-13) National Gang Task Force in response to rising concerns about the proliferation of violent transnational gangs, specifically MS-13.

Mr. LeValley was named unit chief of the CID’s Drug/Criminal Enterprise Unit in 2006. He was responsible for national program management of the FBI’s counter-drug effort. In 2007, Mr. LeValley was selected to supervise the FBI’s Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force in Washington, D.C. The task force was a collaborative effort between the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police, and U.S. Marshals Service to address violent gangs in the District of Columbia.

In 2011, Mr. LeValley was selected as assistant special agent-in-charge of the Criminal Division of WFO. While serving in this position for two years, he managed several programs including organized crime, gangs, violent crime, and cyber investigations.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. LeValley served in the United States Marine Corps and as a police officer for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Police Department.