Director Christopher Wray has named Carlton L. Peeples as the special agent in charge of the Birmingham Field Office in Alabama. Mr. Peeples most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Peeples joined the FBI as a special agent in 1998 and was assigned to the Washington Field Office. He worked counterintelligence, public corruption, civil rights, violent crime, and gang investigations and served on the SWAT team.
In 2005, Mr. Peeples was promoted to supervisory special agent and transferred to the Civil Rights Unit of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He served as the civil rights Southeast program manager and hate crimes coordinator. Mr. Peeples was promoted to chief of the Civil Rights Unit in 2007, leading the FBI’s entire civil rights program.
In 2008, Mr. Peeples was promoted to senior supervisory special agent in the Atlanta Field Office, supervising the FBI’s resident agencies in Macon and Athens, Georgia. The two offices are responsible for all investigative violations in 40 counties. Mr. Peeples was named an assistant inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in 2014, assisting in the review of field office operational programs and the performance of legats.
Mr. Peeples was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Field Office in Florida in 2016, overseeing the Criminal, Administrative, Cyber, Financial, and Security Branches and the SWAT team. In 2019, he was named an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. He led evaluative reviews focused on mitigating risk to the FBI’s investigative, intelligence, and administrative programs; assessed field office leadership; and led agent-involved shooting investigations.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Peeples served in the U.S. Army and as an operations supervisor for a logistics and shipping company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
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