For Immediate Release
April 18, 2008
FBI National Press Office
Jo Lyons Named SAC Baltimore
Jo Lyons, an 18-year veteran of the FBI, has been named
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI's Baltimore Division.
Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed her to this position
to replace SAC William Chase, who retired. In her new position,
Ms. Lyons will have oversight of all FBI operations in the
states of Maryland and Delaware.
Lyons entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in
January 1990. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy
in Quantico, Virginia, she was assigned to the New Haven
Division. While there, she investigated international drug
money laundering cases and led a Safe Streets Task Force
focused on the Almighty Latin Kings Nation. After six years,
she was promoted to the International Training and Assistance
Program at the FBI Academy. She was later assigned to the
Latin American Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division's
Organized Crime/Drug Section at FBI Headquarters.
February 1999, Ms. Lyons transferred to the New York Division,
where she managed an Italian Organized Crime Squad focused
on the Columbo Organized Crime Family. She served in this
position until July 2001, when she was appointed to Assistant
Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Special Operations
Branch. Shortly thereafter, she served as the On-Scene Commander
in the New York Division's Joint Operations Center in response
to the 9/11 attacks. She was subsequently assigned to FBI
Headquarters to work on the investigation of Zacharias Moussaoui.
Upon her return to New York, Ms. Lyons spent three years
as the ASAC of the International Terrorism Branch, supervising
the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force.
August 2006, Ms. Lyons was promoted to an inspector within
the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. In this role,
she led teams responsible for sensitive investigations and
the assessment of FBI operations and performance throughout
the country. In January 2008, she was designated as the
Chief Inspector in the Inspection Division.
Lyons is a native of New Jersey. She received a Bachelor's
Degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina
and a Master's Degree in psychology from Ball State University.
Prior to her employment with the FBI, Ms. Lyons was a special
agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Newark,
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