Angela Tammy Dickinson took the oath of office this week as she begins her post as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, according to a report by the News-Leader newspaper in Springfield, Mo.
“As a career state prosecutor, I look forward to working with my colleagues and law enforcement partners at the federal level,” Dickinson said, according to the report. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office has earned the respect of our community and a reputation for pursuing justice and enforcing the law without prejudice. I will strive to uphold that proud tradition.”
Dickinson was confirmed by the Senate in December. She succeeds Beth Phillips, who was tapped in 2011 to serve on the federal bench by President Barack Obama. David Ketchmark served in the role in an acting capacity until Dickinson’s confirmation last month.
In her new position, she will oversee 127 employees, including 64 attorneys and 63 support staff members, the report noted.
Dickinson, who has spent much of her career as a county prosecutor, is a Kansas City, Mo., native. She joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office in 1998, and in 2002 she was promoted to chief trial assistant.
She is a graduate of Webster University and the University of Missouri School of Law.
Update 4 p.m.: This story has been updated to correct abbreviations for the state of Missouri.