Fomby appointed special agent in charge of FBI Jackson Field Office
JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – According to the Justice Department, director Christopher Wray has appointed Jermicha Fomby as special agent in charge of the Jackson Field Office in Mississippi. He most recently served as Section Chief in the Criminal Investigations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.
Below are details about Fomby’s career provided by the Justice Department:
Fomby joined the FBI as a special agent in 2003 and was assigned to the Akron Resident Agency of the Cleveland Field Office, where he investigated criminal cases. In 2006, he was transferred to the New York field office and investigated Albanian organized crime.
Fomby has worked in major drug trafficking, organized crime and public corruption investigations. In addition, he was an instructor for an FBI program that trained foreign investigators in undercover work in public corruption and counterterrorism cases.
In 2010, Mr. Fomby was deployed to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and served as a senior executive in support of FBI international operations.
In 2013, he was promoted to Special Supervisory Agent in the National Security Human Intelligence Squad in the New York Field Office. In 2014, he developed and led the Hudson Valley White Collar Crime Task Force at the Hudson Valley Residents Agency in New Windsor.
Mr. Fomby was assigned to the Inspection Division at Headquarters in 2016 and served as Assistant Inspector and Team Leader. He was promoted to Deputy Special Agent in charge of the El Paso Texas field office in 2018, responsible for criminal, intelligence, administrative and resident agency programs.
In 2019, Mr. Fomby was promoted to Section Chief in the Criminal Investigation Division at Headquarters, where he was responsible for strategic intelligence for several criminal programs.
The following year, he was chief of the Violent Crimes Section of the CID, responsible for gangs, violent crimes, human trafficking and child sexual exploitation programs.
Mr. Fomby received a BA from Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama; a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee; and a master’s degree in education from Seton Hall University in East Orange, New Jersey. Prior to joining the FBI, he served on active duty in the United States Army.
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