FBI special agent in charge of the Memphis divisionMr. Ford was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Ford served as a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation where he investigated a variety of violations including Violent Crime, Fugitives, Drugs, and Corruption.
Mr. Ford entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent in August 1985. Following New Agents training, he was assigned to the St. Louis Division, primarily working Violent Crime and Organized Crime matters. He also served on the SWAT Team where he participated in the execution of numerous high risk arrests, search warrants, and protective details.
In June 1989, Mr. Ford was transferred to the Newark Division where he investigated Drugs, Violent Crime, and Gang matters. During this time, he also served as Team Leader on the SWAT Team. In August 1998, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent on a drug squad. In January 2000, he was named the supervisor for the Public Corruption/Civil Rights squad. In August 2005, he was assigned as SSRA of the Red Bank Resident Agency, where he supervised all criminal matters.
In February 2006, Mr. Ford was assigned as a Team Leader in the Inspection Division at FBIHQ, where he served until August 2007. During this time, he participated in the auditing of all programs throughout the FBI.
In October 2007, Mr. Ford was designated as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Newark Division, first overseeing the Administrative Branch and later the Criminal Enterprise Branch.
In August 2010, Mr. Ford was promoted into the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, where he served as an Inspector in the Inspection division. During this time, he served as Inspector-in-Charge of field office and FBIHQ inspections, as well as Shooting Incident Review Teams, audits, and special inquiries.
In August 2011, the Director appointed Mr. Ford as Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Division.