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The head of the criminal/cyber division of the FBI's Washington Field Office has been named the chief of the agency's Detroit office, officials said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said he has appointed Timothy Slater special agent in charge of the Detroit Division. Slater will report to the Detroit Division in March.

Slater will succeed David Gelios, who announced earlier this month he was retiring.

Slater has been with the FBI since 1999 and began his career in the Detroit and Miami Divisions, according to the agency.

He has also served as the former deputy assistant director of the Critical Incident Response Group, the Quantico, Virginia-based division that provides expertise in crisis management, negotiations, behavioral analysis, countering explosives, aviation, and tactical operations.

Slater has also worked for the FBI in its Oklahoma City Division and in the Knoxville Division.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

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