Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2009

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

Brian Truchon Named Special Agent in Charge of Kansas City Division

Brian Truchon has been named special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Kansas City Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace SAC Monte C. Strait, who is retiring. Most recently, Mr. Truchon served as chief of the Operational Support Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Truchon entered on duty as an FBI special agent in 1987. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he reported to the Salt Lake City Division, where he investigated white collar crime and drug violations. In 1991, he was transferred to the Los Angeles Division, where he investigated terrorism and gang matters. As part of the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force, he led the Los Angeles Riots Civil Unrest investigation. He also led a complex criminal enterprise investigation targeting the Grape Streets Crips, one of the city’s most notorious street gangs.

In 1996, Mr. Truchon was promoted to FBI Headquarters as a supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Safe Streets and Gang Unit. He was promoted to a field supervisor in the Phoenix Division in 1998, where he supervised the Violent Crime, Public Corruption, and Criminal Enterprise squads. He also served as the acting assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix Division’s National Security Branch from 2004 through 2005.

Mr. Truchon was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Portland Division in 2006. He was subsequently selected to serve as an inspector in charge and was assigned as the director of the MS-13 National Gang Task Force at FBI Headquarters. As director of the task force, he was responsible for all national and international FBI investigations targeting both MS-13 and the 18th Street gangs. He coordinated FBI investigations in the U.S., Central America, and Mexico, and worked closely with the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State to develop anti-gang strategies focusing on transnational gangs. He also created the Transnational Anti-Gang Initiative, which co-located FBI agents with Salvadoran National Police resources in San Salvador, El Salvador, to combat MS-13 and 18th Street gang activity.

In 2007, He was promoted to the FBI Senior Executive Service and assigned as the chief of the Operational Support Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. In that role, he was responsible for all FBI criminal undercover operations, as well as training and support for all FBI undercover employees.

Mr. Truchon was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Arizona State University in 1984. Before joining the FBI, he served on active duty as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army as part of the 18th Airborne Corps, Rapid Deployment Force.

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