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Aaron T. Ford Named Special Agent in Charge of Newark Division

Washington, D.C. April 08, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Aaron T. Ford the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Newark Division. Mr. Ford most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Division.

Mr. Ford began his career as an FBI agent in August 1985. His first assignment was to the St. Louis Division, where he worked violent crime and organized crime matters. He was also a SWAT team member, where he participated in the execution of numerous high-risk threats, search warrants, and protective details.

In June 1989, Mr. Ford transferred to the Newark Division. He served as team leader on the SWAT team. In August 1998, he was promoted to supervisory special agent on a drug squad.

Two years later, he became a supervisor for the public corruption/civil rights squad. In August 2005, he was assigned as the supervisory special resident agent of the Red Bank Resident Agency. While in this role, he supervised all criminal matters.

Mr. Ford returned to FBI Headquarters in February 2006 as a team leader in the Inspection Division, where he served until August 2007. He participated in FBI program audits. In October 2007, he returned to the Newark Division as an assistant special agent in charge and oversaw the administrative branch and later the criminal enterprise branch.

As an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters from August 2010 to November 2011, Mr. Ford oversaw field office and headquarters inspections, shooting incident review teams, audits, and special inquiries.

Prior to his FBI career, he served as a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and investigated violent crime, fugitive, drug, and corruption cases.

Mr. Ford is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from Tennessee State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law.