Timothy R. Slater, who has headed up the Detroit FBI office since March 2018, is going south to take charge of the Washington Field Office, a coveted position in the bureau.
Slater started his career in the FBI in 1999 on the Violet Crimes Task Force in Detroit. He moved to the Flint office in 2003, then to Palm Beach in 2006.
After several other assignments, he headed the Denver office in 2016. Later that year, he was named special agent in charge of the Criminal/Cyber Division in the Washington Field Office
During his brief Detroit stint, Slater kept a low profile while the bureau continued to investigate public corruption in Macomb County, Detroit and the United Auto Workers union.
In Washington, he'll have the title of assistant director in charge of the D.C. office, which has responsibilities including public corruption on Capitol Hill and criminal investigations overseas. Only the three biggest offices in the FBI -- D.C., New York and Los Angeles -- have assistant directors in charge.
His title as head of the Detroit FBI was special agent in charge. The bureau has not anounced a replacement.