Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2008

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

Timothy Cox Named SAC of Louisville

Timothy D. Cox has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Louisville Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace SAC Tracy A. Reinhold, who is now Deputy Assistant Director of the National Security Targeting and Response Branch in the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence. Most recently, Mr. Cox served as Section Chief of the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Cox entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in 1986. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Tampa Division’s Sarasota resident agency working drugs and reactive matters. Mr. Cox was responsible for having the first child molester named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” In 1991, Mr. Cox transferred to the Atlanta Division’s Augusta resident agency, where he continued to work drug and reactive investigations. He initiated a task force investigation into a violent Virgin Islands drug smuggling gang—responsible for over a dozen homicides, including two Virgin Islands Police Officers. In January 1996, he was assigned to the Olympic Squad in Atlanta covering security matters.

In 1998, Mr. Cox was promoted to FBI Headquarters as a supervisor in the Executive Development and Selection Unit. He was later named White Collar Crime Squad Supervisor in the Tampa Division in March 2000. Following an eight month assignment as Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in Tampa, he was designated as Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Pinellas resident agency, covering Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. In March 2004, Mr. Cox was selected as Knoxville ASAC responsible for all programs until the arrival of a second ASAC in November 2005. In November 2006, Mr. Cox was named as the Chief of the Executive Development and Selection Program Section.

A native of North Carolina, Mr. Cox graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Asheboro and worked as a zookeeper at the North Carolina State Zoo. Following a lifelong goal, in 1980 he entered into law enforcement by accepting a position with the High Point, North Carolina Police Department. As a police officer, he served in the Patrol Division and the Vice and Narcotics Division, worked a variety of undercover assignments, and was a founding member of the SWAT Team.


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