Drew Watts, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Louisiana FBI

    Drew joined the FBI in 2004 and following his graduation from the FBI Academy, he was first assigned to the Atlanta Division and then the Mobile Division where he worked as a case Agent addressing all FBI violations, carrying out operational and liaison duties at Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia, and later on the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation in Alabama. Also in concert with Agent responsibilities, he served as the Weapons of Mass Destruction Assistant Coordinator and JTTF member; to include collateral duties with the FBI’s ERT, HAZMAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams.

    In 2011, Drew was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division-Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, eventually being designated the Acting Unit Chief of the Civil Rights program. In late 2013, Drew received a field promotion to the New Orleans Division, first serving as the Civil Rights SSA with leadership oversight of the Deep Horizon Taskforce and then later being selected by executive management to lead the Cyber Intrusions Squad as the SSA, investigating both national security and criminal matters impacting the State of Louisiana, the U.S. and abroad.

    In 2017, after serving four years in the New Orleans Division, Drew was selected to become the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Branch of the New Orleans Division. As the NSB ASAC, Drew has oversight of the Counter-Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Cyber, HUMINT, and WMD programs; to include Crisis Management, Special Events, Office of Private Sector, InfraGard, ERT, HAZMAT, JTTF and SABT. ASAC Watts is married with three daughters.

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