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Director - INTERPOL Washington

Photo of Wayne H. SalzgaberWayne Salzgaber

INTERPOL Washington

Wayne Salzgaber began his appointment as Director of INTERPOL Washington, the United States National Central Bureau, in June 2018 after serving in the positions of Deputy Director and Acting Director since 2015.

As Director, Mr. Salzgaber acts on behalf of the Attorney General as the official U.S. representative to INTERPOL, the world’s largest International Criminal Police Organization, and its 194 member countries.  In this capacity, he leads the U.S. Government’s efforts to share and exchange international criminal investigate, border security and humanitarian assistance information across the INTERPOL communications platform, and has responsibility for all personnel and assets dedicated to INTERPOL Washington’s mission of supporting domestic and international law enforcement and border security operations around the globe. 

Mr. Salzgaber is serving at INTERPOL Washington on detail from the Department of Homeland Security where he has worked since its creation in 2003.  Mr. Salzgaber has worked in the public sector for over 30 years serving in key investigative, law enforcement, and military leadership positions with the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Office of Inspectors General at the Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury, and most recently with Homeland Security Investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Mr. Salzgaber was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Deputy Director - INTERPOL Washington

Photo of Michael A. HughesMichael A. Hughes

Deputy Director
INTERPOL Washington

Michael A. Hughes began his appointment as Deputy Director of INTERPOL Washington - United States National Central Bureau, in October 2018. As Deputy Director, Mr. Hughes serves as Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of all personnel and assets dedicated to INTERPOL Washington’s global mission of supporting domestic and international law enforcement and border security operations. 

Mr. Hughes has more than 28 years’ experience in the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), beginning as a Deputy Marshal in 1991. In the course of his career he has worked a wide array of assignments including criminal investigations, protective operations, court security, human resources, asset forfeiture, and tactical operations. His experience at the USMS includes service as Chief Inspector in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program; Chief of the Office of Recruitment; Acting Deputy Assistant Director for the Human Resources Division, and Chief of the Office of Crisis Services.  

Most recently, Mr. Hughes served as the United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 2011 to 2018. Serving in two consecutive Presidential Administrations, with advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, he was the appointed senior executive responsible for leading one of the largest, busiest, and most complex of all U.S. Marshals Service offices in protecting, defending, and enforcing the American justice system in our nation’s Capital.  

Mr. Hughes has also served in an executive capacity on many criminal justice task forces and academic committees including the Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and American University’s School of Public Affairs Key Executive Program, amongst others. In 2003, he was selected as a Legislative Fellow. As a legislative assistant in the United States Senate, he advised on policy issues in areas including criminal justice, law enforcement, the judiciary, and civil rights.

For the past several years, Mr. Hughes has worked with Concerns of Police Survivors, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the Fraternal Order of Police in planning, coordinating, and staffing National Police Week in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hughes’ academic credentials include a Master of Public Administration degree from American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program, a Legislative Fellowship from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Montclair State University, N.J.       

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Updated February 12, 2019

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