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July 1, 2019

Timothy R. Slater Named Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy R. Slater as the new assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office. Mr. Slater most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office.

Mr. Slater started his FBI career as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Violent Crimes Task Force in Detroit. He moved to Detroit’s Resident Agency—or satellite office—in Flint in 2003, then to Florida’s Palm Beach Resident Agency in 2006.

In 2007, Mr. Slater was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He moved to Oklahoma in 2008, supervising four resident agencies in the eastern area of the state.

In 2010, Mr. Slater served as a unit chief in the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), which coordinates and manages the FBI’s tactical, negotiations, behavioral analysis, surveillance and aviation; the Strategic Information and Operations Center; and crisis management resources. He served as an assistant special agent in charge of the Knoxville Field Office in 2013 before returning to CIRG—first as a section chief in 2014 and then as a deputy assistant director in 2015.

Mr. Slater briefly served as the special agent in charge of the Denver Field Office in 2016 before being named as the special agent in charge of the Criminal/Cyber Division at the Washington Field Office later the same year. In 2018, he was named the special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office.

The Washington Field Office is one of three FBI field offices led by an assistant director in charge. The office covers Washington and much of Northern Virginia.