Barbra M. Roach
Special Agent in Charge
Barbra M. Roach currently serves as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division where she oversees all enforcement operations throughout the state of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. The Denver Field Division is responsible for the largest landmass of all the DEA divisions.
Ms. Roach was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida,
graduating as a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Ms. Roach majored in Social and Behavioral Science with a minor in Business Administration.
Ms. Roach began her law enforcement career as a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. In 1987, Ms. Roach joined DEA as a Special Agent and was transferred to Houston, Texas. Ms. Roach worked for 10 years conducting domestic and international narcotic investigations.
Ms. Roach was promoted to the position of Group Supervisor in the Houston Field Division in 1997. In 1998, Ms. Roach was selected as the Resident Agent in Charge for the Galveston Resident Office. Ms. Roach was transferred to Dallas, Texas as an Inspector for the Office of Professional Responsibility in 2000. From 2002 through 2004, Ms. Roach served DEA as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Fresno, California Resident Office. In January 2004, Ms. Roach was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Philadelphia Field Division.
Ms. Roach was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2008 as the Deputy Chief Inspector for the Office of Security Programs where she managed personnel, physical, and information security for DEA worldwide. In September 2011, Ms. Roach was selected to serve in her current position as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division.