Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2009

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

Patrick James Maley Named Special Agent in Charge of FBI Birmingham Division

Patrick James Maley has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Birmingham Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace Carmen S. Adams, who retired. Most recently, Mr. Maley served as Chief Inspector, where he led the implementation of a new risk based inspection process.

Mr. Maley entered on duty as an FBI special agent in 1982. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Charlotte Division investigating White Collar Crime. In 1983 he transferred to the Portland Division, where he successfully investigated the Division's first major bank failure. He was assigned to the Silver Spring Resident Agency in the Baltimore Division in 1985, where he worked White Collar Crime and Violent Crime. While assigned to the Baltimore Division, he was selected to serve on the Presidential Commission investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

In 1990, Mr. Maley was promoted to a supervisor in the Inspection Division’s Program Evaluation Unit. During his tenure, he conducted management studies for executive management to include a major project streamlining FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Maley was promoted in 1993 to Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for the Covington Resident Agency in the Louisville Division, where he had responsibility for all programs and investigations in northern and eastern Kentucky. During his tenure, he established a Safe Streets Gang Task Force, a Joint Terrorism Task Force, and an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force.

In 2003, Mr. Maley was appointed Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Columbia Division, where he had responsibilities for all national security, criminal, and administrative programs. During his tenure, he established the division's National Security Branch.

Mr. Maley returned to FBI Headquarters in 2007 after being promoted to an Inspector in the Inspection Division. In this position, he conducted field office inspections, managed special projects, and led Shooting Incident Review Teams.

Mr. Maley earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in 1989. His professional career began as a financial auditor in the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick & Mitchell in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was a senior financial auditor.



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