Director James B. Comey has named William P. Woods special agent in charge of the FBI’s St. Louis Division. He most recently served as chief of the Technical Programs Section in the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters.
Mr. Woods became a special agent with the FBI in 1995 and was assigned to the Honolulu Division, where he investigated criminal matters within the White-Collar Crime Program. He was also a member of the SWAT team, a police instructor, and a firearms instructor.
In 1998, Mr. Woods transferred to the Richmond Division to serve as the aviation coordinator while continuing to investigate white collar crime. Two years later, he was certified as an undercover agent and conducted undercover investigations in multiple divisions.
In 2005, Mr. Woods was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Buffalo Division, where he supervised specialty teams that supported investigations throughout the division.
Mr. Woods was promoted in 2007 to unit chief in the Critical Incident Response Group. In 2011, he was promoted again to assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office and managed technical support services.
Before joining the FBI, Mr. Woods served as a military pilot and a New York State trooper. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.