The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has named April Brooks as the new special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in FBI’s New York Field Office.
Brooks’ career as an FBI special agent began in 1990 in the Los Angeles Field Office, where she investigated white-collar crime, violent crime, violent gangs, drugs and crimes against children, FBI said. Brooks was later promoted to supervisory special agent in the Crimes Against Children Unit at FBI Headquarters, where she was responsible for overseeing investigations related to child abductions and international parental kidnappings. In 2002, Brooks was reassigned to the Cyber Division, where she oversaw the Innocent Images National Initiative.
In September 2003, Brooks was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Baltimore Field Office, where she served as a crisis management coordinator and oversaw a criminal enterprise program. In 2007, Brooks was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the intelligence, counterterrorism and special operations programs in FBI’s Baltimore Field Office.
During her career with the Bureau, Brooks also served in a supervisory capacity overseeing the Intelligence Branch, as an inspector in the Inspection Division, and as special assistant to the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch.
Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University.