For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
Keith L. Bennett Named SAC Cincinnati
L. Bennett has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
of the FBI's Cincinnati Division. Director Robert S. Mueller,
III, appointed him to this position to replace former SAC
Timothy P. Murphy, who now serves as Assistant Director
of the Finance Division at FBI Headquarters. Most recently,
Mr. Bennett served as special assistant to Director Mueller.
Bennett entered on duty as a special agent in December 1987.
Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico,
Virginia, he reported to the Salt Lake City Division in
Utah, where he investigated white collar crime and drug
matters. In 1993, he was transferred to the San Diego Division,
where he continued to investigate drug matters.
Bennett was promoted to FBI Headquarter in 1998 as a supervisory
special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division's Program
Management and Coordination Unit. In 2000, he was promoted
to field supervisor in the San Diego Division. While there,
Mr. Bennett supervised a drug intelligence squad and a counterterrorism
2003, Mr. Bennett returned to FBI Headquarters as a team
leader in the Inspection Division. Mr. Bennett returned
to San Diego in 2004, where he supervised an alien smuggling
squad. He was promoted in 2005 to the position of Assistant
Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division. Mr. Bennett
served as the Acting SAC of the Phoenix Division from March
through May 2006.
Bennett was appointed special assistant to Director
Mueller in 2006. During his tenure, Mr. Bennett served
as Director Mueller's counselor on a variety of policy
issues, and assisted with day-to-day administrative
Bennett was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval
Academy in 1978. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI,
Mr. Bennett served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and
following his military service, was employed with the management
consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C.
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