Herbert M. Brown, a veteran law enforcement officer who has been in charge of the FBI's Sacramento Division since January 2011, has announced he will retire effective April 30.
Brown, 55, was recently selected as the new executive director for the Central California Intelligence Center, a focal point for the gathering, analysis and sharing of potential terrorist threats among various law enforcement agencies and other agencies linked to public safety.
He will stay in the Sacramento area with his family, the FBI said Friday in a press release.
Manuel Alvarez, an assistant special agent in charge serving as the counter-terrorism, cyber and administrative program manager, will serve as interim special agent in charge, said FBI public affairs specialist Gina Swankie.
In August 1987, Brown joined the FBI's Denver Division, Colorado Springs Resident Agency, where he was detailed to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and the Organized Crime/Drug Program.
He also worked as a full-time undercover agent alongside the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division.
In 1995, he became supervisory special agent of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters and detailed to the Organized Crime Section.
Brown was crisis response on-scene commander in Athens, Greece, during the 2004 Olympics. In 2005, he served as the FBI's on-scene commander in Baghdad.
In 2008, Brown became the section chief for the Gang Criminal Enterprise Section, in which he oversaw all domestic and international gang/drug operations.
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