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September 4, 2019

Joseph E. Carrico Named Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Joseph E. Carrico as the special agent in charge of the Knoxville Field Office in Tennessee. Most recently, he served as a deputy assistant director in the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Mr. Carrico joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Dallas Field Office, where he investigated securities and bank fraud. He was also a member of the Evidence Response Team. In 2005, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and moved to the Human Resources Division at Headquarters.

In 2007, Mr. Carrico served as an assistant inspector in the Inspection Division. He returned to the Human Resources Division in 2008 as chief of the Special Agent Recruitment and Selection Unit.

In 2009, Mr. Carrico was selected as the supervisory senior resident agent in charge of the Covington Resident Agency in Kentucky, part of the Louisville Field Office. He returned to the Inspection Division in 2011 as special assistant to the assistant director.

In 2013, Mr. Carrico was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Administrative Branch of the Chicago Field Office. Three years later, he was promoted to chief of the Digital Forensics and Analysis Section of the Operational Technology Division. In 2018, Mr. Carrico was promoted to deputy assistant director in the division, overseeing digital and forensic analysis, computer network exploitation, and lawful electronic surveillance.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Carrico was a reserve deputy sheriff and a financial advisor in his hometown of Louisville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.