Eric K. Jackson was named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI Dallas Division by Director James B. Comey in December 2016. His tenure as SAC began on March 6, 2017.
Jackson entered on duty with the FBI in 1997. After graduating from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Tampa Division, where he worked international terrorism, organized and violent crime, drug and health care fraud investigations.
Jackson also served as a member of the Tampa Hostage Negotiation Team, where he worked numerous high-profile hostage standoffs and an overseas kidnapping. In December 2002, Jackson was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division, Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). He was designated as the Pacific Region Program Manager and the Anarchist Program Manager. Jackson led the Animal Rights and Environmental Rights Terrorism Task Force at FBIHQ, following a series of bombings related to animal and environmental rights across the country.
In May 2005, Jackson was assigned to the Memphis Division as the Joint Terrorism Task Force Supervisor. He oversaw International and Domestic Terrorism investigations and served as Program Coordinator for the Domestic Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.
After serving in the Memphis Division, Jackson transferred to the Kansas City Division where he was designated as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Branch. Jackson oversaw the International and Domestic Terrorism Programs, Counterintelligence, Cyber and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.
In February 2013, Jackson was assigned Section Chief for the Cyber Operations Support Section within the Cyber Division at FBIHQ. Two years later, he was named SAC of the Kansas City Division, where he served until he was assigned to his current position in Dallas.
Prior to his FBI career, Jackson was in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He spent his Navy career in various assignments. During his service, he received the Navy Achievement Medal for his response to a medical mass casualty incident during an exercise in South Korea.
Jackson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Amberton University.