Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2007

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

Alex J. Turner Named SAC Norfolk

Alex J. Turner has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI's Norfolk Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III, appointed him to this position to replace former SAC Cassandra M. Chandler, who is retiring. Most recently, Mr. Turner served as the Section Chief of the Gang and Criminal Enterprise Section at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in January 1985, Mr. Turner reported to the Atlanta Division, where he was assigned to investigate drugs and property crime. During his time in Atlanta, Mr. Turner also served as an undercover agent for numerous FBI investigations.

Mr. Turner was designated to manage the Atlanta Multi-Agency Gang Task Force in 1988, which addressed violent street gangs. In 1993, Mr. Turner was selected to establish and supervise the Atlanta Regional Drug Intelligence Squad, which was tasked to develop and manage drug intelligence for FBI field offices in the southeast region of the United States.

In 1995, Mr. Turner was promoted to the FBI's Administrative Summary Unit at FBI Headquarters, where he handled the adjudication of internal disciplinary matters. Mr. Turner returned to the Atlanta Division in 1997 to oversee Atlanta's Drug Squad and later, the General Property Crime Squad.

Mr. Turner was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge over the Washington Field Office's technical services, white collar crime, public corruption, cyber, criminal, intelligence, violent crime, criminal enterprise, asset forfeiture, and criminal informant programs in November 2000. In 2005, Mr. Turner was detailed to the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters, where he successfully established the National Gang Intelligence Center before assuming the duty of Chief of the Gang and Criminal Enterprise Section.

Mr. Turner was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980. Prior to joining the Bureau, he served as a patrol officer and criminal detective for the Greenbelt City Police Department in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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