Acting SBI Director B.W. Collier Takes Oath of Office

8/11/2014
 
RALEIGH -- In a ceremony today, Bernard W. (B.W.) Collier II took the oath of office as acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation. He will oversee the operations of more than 300 SBI and Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents located in offices across the state.

"B.W. Collier is a man of integrity, intelligence, intuition and insightfulness,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “The state can be assured that under B.W. Collier’s leadership, the SBI will be a professional and well-respected agency.”

Collier spent 26 years as an SBI special agent, and has been the director of Alcohol Law Enforcement for the past year.

During his tenure with the SBI, Collier served as a drug investigator, pilot, arson and crime scene agent, canine handler, technical agent and bomb squad commander. Collier was director and special agent in charge of the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a SBI section that deals with criminal information and intelligence gathering. He was appointed director of Alcohol Law Enforcement in 2013.

Collier is a North Carolina native and North Carolina State University graduate. He served in the N.C. Army National Guard from 1983 to 1989. His mother is a retired school teacher and his father is a retired State Highway Patrol lieutenant. Collier and his wife, Ann, have two grown children.

The 2014 state budget transferred the State Bureau of Investigation from the North Carolina Department of Justice to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety where it will operate as an independent agency. The Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency will become a branch of the SBI.

The SBI director is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the General Assembly for an eight-year term.

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