The Federal Bureau of Investigation has named Alex Turner as the new assistant director of the FBI’s Security Division, FBI announced in a recent release.
Turner began his career as an FBI special agent in 1985 when he reported to the Atlanta Division and investigated drug and property crime matters and served as an undercover agent in various investigations.
He later managed the Atlanta Multi-Agency Gang Task Force which targeted violent street gangs. Several years later, he was asked to develop the Atlanta Regional Drug Intelligence Squad, which managed drug intelligence for FBI field offices in the Southeast region of the United States, FBI said.
In 1995, Turner was promoted and assigned to the Administrative Summary Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he handled serious internal disciplinary matters.
During his career with the FBI, Turner also served as assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, special agent in charge of the Norfolk Division, and managed national-level programs for the FBI’s violent gang, drug and major theft investigative programs.
Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Maryland.