For Immediate Release
November 27, 2006
FBI National Press Office
Jennifer Smith Love Named Special Agent in Charge
of the Washington Field Office Criminal Division
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has appointed Jennifer
Smith Love, a nineteen-year veteran of the FBI, as the
Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field
Office (WFO) Criminal Division. As head of the WFO Criminal
Division, Ms. Smith Love manages and directs all FBI investigative
programs focused on financial crime, violent crime, organized
crime, public corruption, violation of individual civil
rights, computer crimes, and drug related crime handled
in Washington, D.C., and in Northern Virginia.
Ms. Love began her investigative career as a Special
Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in
January 1987. She served in the FBI's New Orleans Field
Office, the Chicago Field Office and the Baton Rouge Resident
Agency where she investigated White Collar Crime, Violent
Crimes and Civil Rights matters. As a street agent in all
three offices, Ms. Love was the case agent on numerous
public corruption investigations which led to the successful
convictions of numerous prominent public officials and
In 1997, she was appointed Supervisory Special Agent
(SSA) in the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility
at FBI Headquarters, where she conducted investigations
into allegations of employee misconduct. Two years later,
Ms. Love was appointed SSA in the Philadelphia Field Office
where she led a White Collar Crime/Computer Intrusions
Squad. During her tenure in Philadelphia she oversaw the
division's first undercover operation focusing on organized
check fraud rings.
In December 2002, she was named Assistant Special Agent
in Charge in the Baltimore Field Office where she initially
headed the Baltimore Field Office's White Collar Crimes,
Civil Rights, Administrative and Surveillance Programs,
along with the Annapolis and Wilmington Resident Agencies.
She concluded her assignment in Baltimore by being responsible
for all of the FBI's criminal violations in the states
of Maryland and Delaware.
In January 2005, Ms. Love was promoted to Section Chief
in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters. In
that capacity, she oversaw all administrative functions
and programs of the Counterterrorism Division to include
the administration of a multimillion budget; employee and
information security matters; human capital, training and
continuing education initiatives; and human intelligence
validation for the FBI's Counterterrorism Program. In April
2006, she was selected as the Section Chief, Communication
Exploitation Section, where in concert with the United
States Intelligence Community, she led the FBI's efforts
to disrupt terrorists' ability to communicate.
A native of the state of Mississippi, Ms. Love is a 1983
graduate of Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi,
where she received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Prior to joining the FBI as a Special Agent Accountant,
Ms. Love worked as a Cost Accountant with McDonnell Douglas
Corporation in St Louis, Missouri. Before her employment
with McDonnell Douglas, Ms. Love worked as a Financial
Analyst in the St. Louis Division of the FBI.
Ms. Love is married to a fellow Special Agent of the Drug
Enforcement Administration and the mother of two children.
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