May 15, 2014

Joseph S. Campbell Named Assistant Director of Criminal Investigative Division

Director James B. Comey has selected Joseph S. Campbell to serve as assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Campbell most recently served as deputy assistant director of the division, where he oversaw investigations into complex financial crime, public corruption, and civil rights violations.

Mr. Campbell began his career as an FBI special agent in August 1990 and reported to the Chicago Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crime, public corruption, organized crime, and drug matters.

In November 1998, Mr. Campbell was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters. In February 2001, he transferred to the Denver Field Office, where he supervised the Joint Terrorism Task Force, directing intelligence collection and the investigation of terrorist activity.

Mr. Campbell was promoted in September 2004 to serve as an assistant inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. Then, in December 2005, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Denver Field Office, where he coordinated the intelligence, WMD, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber programs.

In March 2008, Mr. Campbell returned to FBI Headquarters as a section chief in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. In November 2009, he transferred to the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters, where he served as an inspector.

In September 2011, Mr. Campbell was selected to serve as special agent in charge of the San Juan Field Office, where he led all FBI criminal and national security investigations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In September 2012, Mr. Campbell was promoted to deputy assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division.

Mr. Campbell earned a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Kansas.