The Director is responsible for preserving organizational integrity and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of ICE in carrying out its mission. His office not only investigates allegations of criminal or serious administrative misconduct by ICE and criminal misconduct of CBP employees, but also adjudicates ICE background investigations and security clearances for all prospective and current ICE employees and contracted staff. Providing executive management with independent reviews of the agency's organizational health, the office inspects and reviews ICE offices, operations and processes.
Prior to accepting the position of director, Mr. Reid was the Washington D.C. Special Agent in Charge (SAC/DC). Managing a workforce of 149 special agents and support staff, he was responsible for investigation of violations of customs and immigration law in the District of Columbia and throughout Virginia.
Immediately preceding his appointment as SAC/DC, Mr. Reid was the acting Assistant Director for the ICE Office of Investigations (OI). Directly supervising all 26 ICE SACs and other OI senior executives, Mr. Reid was second in command of a more than 7,000 employee, $1.4 billion budgeted, law enforcement organization.
Mr. Reid has rotated through several different management assignments including Chief, Financial Investigations Programs; Chief, Commercial Fraud and Intellectual Property Rights Investigations; and Assistant Director for OI Policy. Mr. Reid also served as the SAC in Philadelphia, Pa., managing special agents and support staff throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.