James R. Gregorius
Mr. Gregorius was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Training, in June 2012. He is responsible for DEA’s training academy located in Quantico, Virginia, and DEA’s training mission worldwide to include entry-level training of Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, Intelligence Research Specialists, and Forensic Chemists. His responsibilities also include leadership and supervisory training, in-service and specialized training for all DEA employees, and certification training for state and local law enforcement officers in clandestine laboratory operations and other areas of specialization.
Under its umbrella, the DEA Office of Training, International Training Section, annually conducts training in 80 foreign countries and at Quantico, to include counterdrug, chemical diversion, and leadership and supervisory courses, including the flagship Sensitive Investigative Unit training programs. In addition, the International Training Section manages and conducts counterdrug training for the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Thailand, El Salvador, Hungary, and Botswana.
Mr. Gregorius has previously served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the Washington Field Division, directing the DEA offices in Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke, Hampton, and Bristol, Virginia. This leadership role encompassed operational, fiscal, and administrative responsibility for 120 federal, state, local, and contract employees.
Mr. Gregorius has also been assigned as an ASAC at the DEA Office of Training, Domestic Training Section; Resident Agent in Charge of DEA’s Roanoke Resident Office; Unit Chief in the Leadership and Development Unit at the Office of Training; Staff Coordinator at DEA Headquarters, Policy and Procedures Unit; Course Developer/Instructor at the Office of Training; and as a Special Agent in DEA’s Miami Field Division, Fort Lauderdale District Office.
Mr. Gregorius began his law enforcement career in 1981 as a Police Officer with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department, and then joined the National Security Agency in 1984 where he served as a Special Agent and Polygraph Examiner prior to joining DEA in 1987. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 1981 and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida International University in 1992.