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FBI Director Mueller Names Timothy P. Murphy Deputy Director

Washington, D.C. July 08, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Timothy P. Murphy to be the FBI’s deputy director. Mr. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing the FBI’s personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure. He succeeds John S. Pistole, who left the FBI to serve as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

Director Mueller noted, “Tim has consistently shown exceptional leadership and met tough challenges head-on. I have every expectation that he will do the same as deputy director, and I look forward to working closely with him in his new position.”

Mr. Murphy entered on duty as a special agent in September 1988. Since joining the FBI, Mr. Murphy has been assigned to the Newark, Tampa, Washington, and Cincinnati Field Offices, in addition to four different positions at FBI Headquarters. While in the field, Mr. Murphy managed a variety of investigative matters, including counterterrorism and organized crime/drugs, and he served as a pilot in the aviation program and within the special operations, technical operations, undercover operations, and surveillance programs. He was an assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Division, and a member of the Director’s Special Agent in Charge Advisory Committee.

At FBI Headquarters, Mr. Murphy served in several positions, including supervisory special agent in the Executive Development and Selection Program, unit chief of the Senior Executive Service Unit and Director’s Research Group, and special assistant to Director Mueller. Mr. Murphy provided counsel to the Director on a variety of policy, budget, and administrative matters.

Mr. Murphy then became the assistant director of the Finance Division at FBI Headquarters. In this role, he formulated and executed the FBI’s then $6.2 billion budget.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Murphy was a police officer in Michigan. He graduated from Ferris State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.