FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed David J. Johnson as special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Francisco division on Monday.
Johnson has been with the FBI for over 20 years, most recently serving at the agency’s Salt Lake City division in the same position.
Over the years Johnson has worked on a variety of investigations, including child prostitution and border control.
His resume includes serving on a violent crime squad in the bureau’s San Jose satellite office in 1991.
In 1994 he was assigned to the high technology squad, where he served as an agent for a case that later became the first of its kind to be prosecuted under the economic espionage classification.
Johnson also served as chief for the crimes against children unit, where he developed the Innocence Lost National Initiative, which tracks domestic sex trafficking cases among children.
He was then promoted to assistant special agent in charge managing criminal programs for the San Francisco division.
In 2008, Johnson was appointed to inspector in charge, where he led an investigation into the destruction of interrogation tapes by the CIA. Johnson and his investigation team received the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for the case.
In 2009, Johnson became chief of the violent crimes section in the agency’s criminal investigative division. In 2011, he was reassigned to the Latin America/Southwest Border Threat section, a new division that oversees issues at the U.S. and Mexico border.
Johnson returned to the Bay Area to serve as the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco division.
Jamey Padojino, Bay City News