Daniel D. Roberts – Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Mr. Roberts was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the Oakland, Michigan Police Academy in 1982 and began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Franklin, Michigan Police Department. In February 1985, Mr. Roberts took a position with the Oak Park, Michigan Police Department, where he served as a field training officer.
Mr. Roberts entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI on June 29, 1987. Following New Agent's Training in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Roberts was assigned to the Chicago Division. During his tenure in the Chicago Division, Mr. Roberts held several different investigative and managerial positions. He served as a primary SWAT team member for more than seven years and was also extensively involved as an FBI firearms instructor. In November 1996, Mr. Roberts was promoted to supervisory special agent, and he directed the Chicago Division's Joint Task Force on Gangs. He also served as the Chicago Division's crisis management coordinator.
In February 1999, Mr. Roberts accepted a position as supervisor/instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia in the Critical Incident Response Group, Crisis Management Unit. In March 2000, Mr. Roberts was promoted to chief of the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Roberts was subsequently designated as assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the FBI's Salt Lake City Division. He reported for duty in Salt Lake City on October 1, 2001, and in addition to numerous investigative program management assignments, he also served as ASAC during the Utah 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Mr. Roberts was promoted by FBI Director Robert Mueller, III into the Senior Executive Service and was designated as a special assistant in the Office of the Deputy Director at FBI Headquarters during May 2003. In that capacity, he provided oversight of a myriad of research projects and other assignments for the deputy director and the executive assistant director for administration. In June 2004, Mr. Roberts was appointed by Director Mueller to serve as the special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Division, where for two-and-a-half years he provided leadership over all FBI investigative and intelligence operations in the state of Michigan. In January 2007, Mr. Roberts was promoted to the position of deputy assistant director in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters.
In April 2009, Director Mueller named Mr. Roberts to his current position as the Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He also holds Master of Arts in Public Administration Degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Mr. Roberts is also a graduate of the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Leadership Development Program in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Roberts has been married for over 20 years and has two sons.