former Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
From July 2010 through July 2013, Richard DesLauriers served as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division, which is the agency’s 10th largest office and covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. In this position, he led a cadre of over 550 FBI Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and Professional Support personnel responsible for the investigation of terrorism, espionage, and criminal matters in this geographic region.
Mr. DesLauriers entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in January, 1987. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Birmingham Division where he worked violent crime and fugitive matters and then began his career in Counterintelligence. He was transferred to the New York Division in December, 1990, where he continued to work Counterintelligence matters. In 1995 Mr. DesLauriers was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent within the Eurasian Section of the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters.
In December, 1997, Mr. DesLauriers transferred to the Boston Division where he supervised Counterintelligence cases and served as the division’s Counterintelligence Program Coordinator. Mr. DesLauriers was designated an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division in 2003, overseeing Counterintelligence programs in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, as well as the division’s Administrative programs.
Mr. DesLauriers was promoted to Section Chief of the Global Section, Counterintelligence Division, in February, 2005. In this capacity he was responsible for national program management of counterintelligence and espionage investigations. In April, 2006, he was designated as Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division in the New York Division. From March, 2008, Mr. DesLauriers served as Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. He was responsible for nationwide counterintelligence operations and espionage investigations. He retired from the FBI on 7/13/2013.
On 7/29/2013, Mr. DesLauriers commenced service with Penske Corporation of Bloomfield Hills, MI, where he currently serves as Vice President – Corporate Security.
Mr. DesLauriers is a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College and a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. He is married and has a son.