FBI Director James Comey has appointed Eric Jackson, a Dallas native, to lead the bureau's division in Dallas.
Jackson will assume his new role as special agent in charge in March, according to a press release. Jackson previously led the FBI's Kansas City division.
Jackson, a 20 year veteran with the FBI, attended Skyline High School, Dallas Baptist University and Amberton University.
He also is the first African-American to head the Dallas FBI office.
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He began his FBI career in Tampa, where he investigated international terrorism, organized crime, violent crime and fraud cases. Jackson also has experience working in counterterrorism in Memphis and Washington, D.C.