Special Agent in charge for FBI Dallas announces retirement

Special Agent in charge for FBI Dallas announces retirement

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(Press Release)

Eric K. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Dallas Field Office, retired today after more than 21 years of service.

“It has been my honor to serve as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas Field Office. Going from a kid at Skyline High School to my time at Dallas Baptist and Amberton University and working with my local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, prepared me for my mission to defend this nation from enemies both foreign and domestic,” said Jackson. “To the city I love, thank you.”

Jackson has led the Dallas Field Office since March 2017.

Jackson became a special agent with the FBI in 1997. His first assignment was with the Tampa Field Office. He worked international terrorism, organized and violent crime, drug and health care fraud investigations. Jackson also served as a member of the Tampa Hostage Negotiation Team, where he worked numerous high-profile hostage standoffs and an overseas kidnapping.

In December 2002, Jackson was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division, Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). He led the Animal Rights and Environmental Rights Terrorism Task Force, following a series of bombings related to animal and environmental rights across the country.

In May 2005, Jackson was assigned to the Memphis Division as the Joint Terrorism Task Force Supervisor. He oversaw International and Domestic Terrorism investigations and served as Program Coordinator for the Domestic Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.

After serving in the Memphis Division, Jackson transferred to the Kansas City Division where he was designated as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Branch. Jackson oversaw the International and Domestic Terrorism Programs, Counterintelligence, Cyber and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.

In February 2013, Jackson was assigned Section Chief for the Cyber Operations Support Section within the Cyber Division at FBIHQ. Two years later, he was named Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Division, where he served until assigned to his current position in Dallas.

Prior to his FBI career, Jackson was in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. During his service, he received the Navy Achievement Medal for his response to a medical mass casualty incident during an exercise in South Korea.

Jackson has accepted a position in the private sector and plans to remain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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