James P. Myers has been selected as special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division and Field Intelligence Group for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, the bureau said in a news release.
Myers joined the FBI in 1987 and has worked in the bureau’s offices in Norfolk, Va., and Los Angeles. He has overseen several investigations involving the Mexican Mafia (EME) prison gang and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
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James P. Myers Named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division at FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named James Myers special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division and Field Intelligence Group for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Mr. Myers entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in September 1987. He was assigned to the Norfolk Field Office, where he worked numerous crime matters and was a SWAT team member.
In July 1993, he transferred to the Los Angeles Field Office, where he worked in the Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) squad and was assigned as case agent for the Mexican Mafia (EME) prison gang. In 1996, he was recognized for his investigative work by the Los Angeles Federal Bar Association with a Distinguished Achievement Award.
Mr. Myers was promoted to a supervisory special agent position in 1997, overseeing the SSTF squad, which conducted criminal enterprise investigations specifically targeting the EME and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). In 1998, he was assigned as coordinator of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on violent crimes. He was a recipient of the Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigation and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his investigative efforts associated with the EME investigation.
In 2003, Mr. Myers was promoted to the intelligence program manager for the Los Angeles Field Office, establishing the Field Intelligence Group. In 2006, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters as the assistant director/operations chief of the MS-13 National Gang Task Force.
In July 2007, Mr. Myers returned to the Norfolk Field Office as assistant special agent in charge overseeing criminal, administrative, and intelligence programs. Mr. Myers was assigned as an inspector in charge at FBI Headquarters in March 2009. Later that year, he was appointed as section chief of HUMINT operations and oversight section.
Mr. Myers is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Western New England College, and received a Master of Science degree in criminal justice studies from American International College.