Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller has named Chris Warrener special agent in charge of FBI’s Minneapolis Division, where he will be responsible for FBI operations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Warrener began his career as an FBI agent in 1988 in the Washington Field Office, where he investigated violent street gangs and counterintelligence matters, FBI said. Warrener was also chosen to represent FBI on the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement (NACLE).
In 1996, Warrener was promoted to supervisory special agent in FBI’s Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, where he represented the bureau before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Warrener later transferred to the Albuquerque Division, focusing on terrorism, white-collar crime, violent crime and narcotics.
During his career, he also served as a violent crime/drug squad supervisory special agent, supervisor of the New Mexico Joint Terrorism Task Force and assistant special agent in charge of the Kansas City Division, where he handled national security, intelligence and technical programs in Kansas.
Most recently, Warrener served as section chief in FBI’s Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters.
Warrener has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Oklahoma City University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma.