LEONARD C. BOYLE NAMED DIRECTOR OF
THE TERRORIST SCREENING CENTER
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2007
FBI National Press Office
Washington, D.C. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Leonard
C. Boyle Director of the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center
(TSC). Mr. Boyle previously served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s
largest law enforcement agency, the Connecticut Department
of Public Safety. In his new position with the FBI, Mr.
Boyle will oversee and direct all TSC operations.
In 1986, Mr. Boyle began his 17 year term with the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut.
He was appointed supervisor of the Hartford Branch Office
in 1992 and Chief of the Criminal Division in 1994. Heading
this division, he supervised approximately 30 federal prosecutors
and all criminal prosecutions in the state. In 1998, he
left the U.S. Attorney’s Office for 15 months to
work as a partner in the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina,
Richter and Pinney. He resumed his career as a federal
prosecutor in 1999 before his appointment as Commissioner
of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety in 2004.
Mr. Boyle served as a Special Attorney to the Attorney
General of the United States. In this role, he investigated
and prosecuted law enforcement officials who had corrupt
relationships with criminal figures in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Boyle received the U.S. Attorney General’s Award
for Exceptional Service for his work in the Boston case.
He received the U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s
Award in 2001 for his prosecution of civil rights cases
involving members of the Hartford Police Department, and
in 2002 for his racketeering prosecution of organized crime
figures. In 1990, he received the U.S. Attorney General’s
Distinguished Service Award for his prosecution of United
States v. Gerena, et.al.
Since 1994, Mr. Boyle has been an Adjunct Professor at
the University Of Connecticut School Of Law and an instructor
at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal
Education and National Advocacy Center.
In 1980, Mr. Boyle graduated from the University of Hartford
and in 1983, earned a law degree from the University Of
Connecticut School Of Law. Immediately following law school,
Mr. Boyle clerked for Chief Justice John A. Speziale of
the Connecticut Supreme Court and served as an associate
at the law firm of Tyler, Cooper and Alcorn in New Haven,
The TSC was established on September 16, 2003 by Homeland
Security Presidential Directive 6, which directed the institution
of a center to consolidate the government’s approach
to terrorism screening. The TSC serves as the single point
of accountability for ensuring the merging and appropriate
sharing of terrorist information by maintaining a thorough,
accurate, and current secure list of terrorist identities
The TSC is a multi-agency center administered by the
FBI with support from the Department of Homeland Security,
the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the
Department of Defense, the Department of the Treasury,
and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
For more information on the TSC, visit http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/counterrorism/tsc.htm.
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