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LEADERSHIP

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) - Matthew G. Barnes
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Randal K. Divine
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Douglas James
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Cam B. Strahm
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Christopher G. Tolley


Special Agent in Charge
Matthew G. Barnes

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Mr. Matthew G. Barnes currently serves as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Seattle Field Division. Previously, Mr. Barnes served as Associate SAC of the Miami Field Division, where he oversaw DEA operations throughout South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties, as well as The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr. Barnes was born in Lyons, New York in 1963. In 1986, Mr. Barnes received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tampa, majoring in Criminology. In 1987, Mr. Barnes was selected for the position of Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. After graduating from Basic Agent Training Class, Mr. Barnes was assigned to the New York Field Division as a DEA Special Agent.

From 1996 - 2001, Mr. Barnes served as Resident Agent in Charge of the Syracuse, New York Resident Office. In 2001, Mr. Barnes transferred to DEA Headquarters as an Inspector in the Office of Inspections. In 2002, Mr. Barnes assumed the position of Staff Coordinator in the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs. In 2003, Mr. Barnes was promoted to Chief of the Tactical Enforcement Section within the Operations Division. From 2003-2005, Mr. Barnes served as Deputy Chief, Office of Domestic Operations where he served as Senior Advisor to the Chief of Domestic Operations. From 2005-2007, Mr. Barnes served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Albany, New York District Office. In 2007, Mr. Barnes was appointed to the Senior Executive Service to serve as Associate Special Agent in Charge within the Miami Field Division. In May 2011, Mr. Barnes assumed leadership of the Seattle Field Division to include DEA offices and operations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.



Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Randal K. Divine

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Mr. Randal Divine currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Divisional Office. 

Mr. Divine was born in Freeport, Texas.  In 1990, Mr. Divine received a Bachelor of Science  degree from the University of Houston , majoring in Criminal Justice.  Mr. Divine also received his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.   In 1985, Mr. Divine began his law enforcement career as a Houston Police Officer.  Mr. Divine began his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1991 as a Special Agent.  After graduating from the DEA Academy he was assigned to the Houston Field Division.

In 1997, Mr. Divine was assigned to The Guayaquil Resident Office in Ecuador.  In 2002, Mr. Divine was promoted to Group Supervisor of the newly formed Seaport Group in the Caribbean Field Division.  In 2005, Mr. Divine was assigned as a HIDTA Group Supervisor at the Dallas Field Division.
In 2008, Mr. Divine was transferred to DEA Headquarters as a Staff Coordinator in the Office of Global Enforcement, Mexico, Central America and Canada Section (OGM).  Mr. Divine was re-assigned in 2009 to the position of Supervisory Special Agent/Team Leader, Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team (FAST, OTF) in Quantico Virginia. In 2011, Mr. Divine was then assigned as the Unit Chief for the DEA Personnel Recovery Unit (OTFR).

January 2012, Mr. Divine was promoted to the position as Section Chief of OGM.  Mr. Divine participated in the overall management and operation of the Mexico, Central America, Canada sections and developing internal operating policies/procedures.     

Mr. Divine transferred to the Seattle Field Division in June 2013 to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge.  Mr. Divine is responsible for various Enforcement, Administrative, Diversion and Intelligence personnel throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.



Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Douglas James

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Mr. Douglas James currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Divisional Office.

In 1991, Mr. James received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in the field of Society and Justice. Mr. James began his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1991 as a Special Agent. After graduating from the DEA Academy he was assigned to the San Francisco, California Divisional Office.

In 1999, Mr. James was transferred to the San Jose, California Resident Office. In 2002, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent for a Task Force Group. In 2004, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Resident Agent in Charge of the San Jose, California Resident Office. In this capacity he oversaw the investigative efforts of three enforcement groups responsible for targeting and dismantling significant drug trafficking organizations operating throughout Northern California.

In 2008, Mr. James was transferred to DEA Headquarters where he was assigned as a Staff Coordinator to the Office of Global Enforcement, Strategic Planning and Support Section. While in this assignment, Mr. James was responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of DEA’s International Drug Flow Attack Strategy, which targets the disruption of the flow of drugs, chemicals and money between the global source and transit zones and the United States.

In June 2009, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Divisional Office. Mr. James oversees DEA’s investigative efforts in Western Washington State to include the Bellingham Resident Office, the Tacoma Resident Office and three Seattle area Task Force Groups.



Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Cam B. Strahm

Mr. Cam B. Strahm currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division, Portland Oregon District Office.

Mr. Strahm was born in 1968 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Strahm attended the University of Oregon and graduated holding a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology in 1991. Mr. Strahm began his law enforcement career in March 1992 and was selected for the position of Criminal Investigator with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Upon graduating from the DEA Academy, Mr. Strahm was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division. In 1996, he volunteered to transfer to the Riverside California District Office, forming a new clandestine laboratory and precursor chemical investigations group.

Mr. Strahm was transferred in January 2001 to the Office of Training, Clandestine Laboratory Training Unit, where he instructed hundreds of state, local and federal law enforcement officers in the safe handling and dismantlement of clandestine laboratories, specializing in methamphetamine laboratories.

On September 10, 2001, Mr. Strahm was promoted to Staff Coordinator at DEA’s Special Operations Division, being assigned to the Mexican Methamphetamine Section, supporting and coordinating field elements in furtherance of targeting the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine throughout the United States. During this time Mr. Strahm interacted with state, local, federal and foreign law enforcement officers in furtherance of DEA’s mission.

Mr. Strahm was transferred to the position of Group Supervisor in Houston Texas, in September 2004. Mr. Strahm’s enforcement group targeted large scale drug trafficking organizations to include the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, which resulted in numerous arrests in both organizations and the seizure of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and thousands of pounds of marijuana.

In June 2009, Mr. Strahm was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville District Office, within the Miami Field Division. The position entailed responsibility of the northern 37 counties within Florida, consisting of the District Office and four Resident Offices throughout the Panhandle of Florida.  Mr. Strahm was an Executive Board member of the North Florida HIDTA, and sat on the Financial Committee for several years.

In August 2013, Mr. Strahm was selected for transfer to the Portland District Office as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge where he oversees DEA’s investigative and enforcement efforts for the state of Oregon and Clark County Washington.  In addition to the Portland District Office, Mr. Strahm is responsible for leading and supervising Resident Offices in Salem, Eugene, Medford and Bend Oregon. 


Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Christopher G. Tolley

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Mr. Christopher G. Tolley currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division, Anchorage District Office.

Mr. Tolley began his career in law enforcement in January of 1979, as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department. Mr. Tolley entered on duty with DEA in 1987 and was assigned to the Norfolk Resident Office. In 1991, Mr. Tolley was re-assigned to the Honolulu (Hawaii) Resident Office where he held the position of Hawaii Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program Coordinator; responsible for coordinating and leading DCE/SP for the State of Hawaii and U.S. Territories of the Pacific.

In 1993, Mr. Tolley was transferred to the Hong Kong Country Office where he served as an advisor and was the Financial Coordinator which worked under bi-lateral agreements with foreign counter-parts from the United States, our allied countries, and host country officials in the furtherance of mutual interest through training and investigations. In 1996, Mr. Tolley served in various assignments at the Baltimore District Office. He first served as the coordinator of the Tactical Diversion Squad and later detailed as the liaison to the United States Customs Service and the United States Coast Guard. In 2002, Mr. Tolley transferred to the Honolulu District Office, where he served as the Public Information Officer and Demand Reduction Coordinator.

In 2004, Mr. Tolley was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent in the Los Angeles Field Division where he served in three assignments. Mr. Tolley first supervised the Technical Operations Group within the Southern California Drug Task Force, second the Special Support Unit covering 16 offices in Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories of the Pacific, and third the Clandestine Laboratory Response Group. In 2009, Mr. Tolley was transferred to DEA Headquarters (HQ) where he was assigned as a Staff Coordinator to the Office of Operation Management, Investigative Support Section. While in this assignment, Mr. Tolley was the HQ Program Manager for DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and DEA’s Fugitive Program.

In January 2012, Mr. Tolley was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage District Office. Mr. Tolley oversees DEA’s investigative efforts in the state of Alaska to include the Anchorage District Office and the Fairbanks Post of Duty Office.


 


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