July 6, 2018

James N. Hendricks Named Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named James N. Hendricks as special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office. Mr. Hendricks most recently served as chief of the Countermeasures Operations Section in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Hendricks entered on duty with the FBI in 1998, and was first assigned to the Atlanta Field Office, Savannah Resident Agency, where he investigated all criminal matters. Mr. Hendricks served as a member of the Evidence Response Team and responded to the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack at the Pentagon, where he served as a team leader of the FBI’s evidence recovery mission.

In 2005, Mr. Hendricks was promoted to supervisory special agent in the International Investigative Support Unit of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters, and later transferred to the newly created Executive Staff Unit, where he provided support to the assistant director of the Cyber Division.

In 2007, Mr. Hendricks transferred to the Louisville Field Office, Bowling Green Resident Agency, to serve as the supervisory senior resident agent in charge of all criminal and national security investigations in Western Kentucky. During this assignment, Mr. Hendricks led a team of employees during a high-profile counterterrorism investigation of two subjects who had participated in attacks against coalition forces during the Iraq War. As a result, Mr. Hendricks and his team were awarded the 2013 Director’s Award for Outstanding Terrorism Investigation.

In 2013, Mr. Hendricks was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Little Rock Field Office, where he was responsible for overseeing the national security and intelligence programs.

Mr. Hendricks received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Murray State University. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Hendricks served as a police officer and sergeant in the Henderson, Kentucky, Police Department.