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Veteran special agent Turner now in charge of FBI Houston Division

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Perrye K. Turner, who has served as an FBI special agent in several divisions throughout the U.S., will now take over as the leader of the FBI Houston Division.     

Director James B. Comey named Turner as special agent in charge of the Houston division on Monday. 

Before the Houston appointment, Turner served as special agent in charge of the Louisville Division in Kentucky.

Turner first served as a special agent with the FBI in 1991 when he was assigned to the Birmingham Division in Alabama where he worked in the Huntsville Resident Agency. He transferred to the New Orleans Division in Louisiana in 1995 where he investigated gang, drug, and public corruption matters in the Monroe Resident Agency.

In 1999, Turner was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigation Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. During his time in D.C., he worked in the Mexican/Criminal Syndicates Unit of the Drug Section.

Turner transferred to the Jackson Division in Mississippi in 2001 and supervised the Criminal Enterprise Squad. Beginning in August 2004, he worked in the division Field Intelligence Group. Turner was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Memphis Division in 2005 and managed the Criminal and Administrative Programs for three years and all programs in the National Security Branch for two years.

Before working in Louisville, Turner had returned to FBI Headquarters in August 2010 where he served as deputy assistant director of the Information Technology Engineering Division.

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