The Federal Bureau of Investigation has named Timothy Gallagher as the new special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office, where he will be responsible for criminal and cyber investigations in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.
Gallagher’s career as a special agent began in May 1996 in the Cleveland Division’s Canton Resident Agency where he investigated all criminal programs and was a member of the Evidence Response Team that responded to the crash site of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.
Gallagher later served as a supervisory special agent in the Financial Crimes Section at FBI Headquarters, where he focused on fighting identity theft and mortgage fraud, before transferring to the Kansas City Division as a supervisory special agent.
Between 2006 and 2008, Gallagher served as team leader in the Inspection division, where he was responsible for conducting programmatic reviews, audits and investigations of FBI operations, FBI said.
Gallagher also served as chief of the Cyber Division’s Strategic Outreach and Initiatives Section and chief of the Financial Crimes Section at FBI Headquarters.
Gallagher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh University in Ohio.