Cameron University Criminal Justice and Sociology Speaker Series to feature FBI Special Agent James E. Finch

The Cameron University Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology will continue its 2012-13 Speakers Series with a presentation by Special Agent James E. Finch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m. The presentation will take place in the CETES Conference Center and is open to the public at no charge.

Finch began his career with the FBI in March 1976 as a support employee and served until November 1979. He returned to the Bureau in June 1984 as a special agent and served in the Indianapolis, Cleveland, Houston, and Knoxville Divisions, as well as two tours at FBI Headquarters. His assignments include service as an investigative agent in the FBI's violent crimes and organized crime/drug, white-collar crimes, and undercover programs. He also served as a member of the Indianapolis SWAT team.

His management assignments include service as a supervisory special agent in the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI Headquarters, where he investigated allegations of serious employee misconduct throughout the Bureau. In the Houston Division, he managed a drug squad with investigative responsibility for organized crime investigations in addition to creating and managing the division’s first National Infrastructure Center squad. He also served as a group supervisor in the Houston Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with an enforcement group consisting of FBI and DEA special agents.

In 2001, Finch was appointed assistant special agent in charge of the Knoxville Division, where he assumed management responsibility for all investigative and administrative programs. In 2003, he was promoted to inspector at FBI Headquarters and was responsible for managing the inspections of FBI field offices, Headquarters divisions and legal attaché offices outside the United States. In 2004, he became the special agent in charge of the Milwaukee Division. In 2006, he was designated as Assistant Director of the Cyber Division and in September 2008, he was appointed special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Division.

The Criminal Justice and Sociology Speakers Series is made possible by funding from The GEO Group Endowed Lectureship in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

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April 1, 2013

PR# 13-053