Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2004

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691


DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, announced the appointment of Grant D. Ashley to the position of Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for Law Enforcement Services.

Mr. Ashley brings more than 27 years of law enforcement and investigative experience to the EAD position. He has served as the Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division since February 2002 and is responsible for devising and implementing innovative strategies for incorporating intelligence into the FBI's criminal investigations. In his new position, Mr. Ashley will oversee the FBI's wide-ranging efforts to support state and municipal law enforcement, including support provided by the FBI's Training and Development Division, Laboratory Division, 47 Legal Attaché offices, the Investigative Technologies Division, and the Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

Director Mueller said, "Support for our partners in law enforcement is a priority for the FBI and is absolutely vital to our success in fighting terrorism and crime. Grant's background and experience as an investigator and manager make him ideally suited to oversee these efforts. He will bring to bear the same drive and innovation that he brought to criminal investigations to our efforts to improve the FBI's law enforcement services."

Mr. Ashley began his career with the FBI in 1976 as a professional support employee and became a Special Agent in 1980. In his first assignment as a Special Agent in Los Angeles, he investigated white-collar and violent crimes and served on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Between 1995 and 2002, Mr. Ashley served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the San Diego Division, Associate Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Division, and Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Division. He is a certified public accountant.

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