Former Counsel Named Special Agent in Charge Of FBI Omaha Field Office

By 
Scott Stewart
The Daily Record

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a new special agent in charge for its field office serving Nebraska and Iowa.

Kristi Koons Johnson, a section chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., was selected as the new special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office.

Johnson holds a law degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

She began her FBI career in 1990 as a special agent in Chicago, where she spent a decade investigating organized crime and public corruption, according to an FBI news release.

Johnson led a public corruption squad in 2007 as a supervisory special agent. In 2010, she served about four years as the chief division counsel for the Omaha Field Office, providing legal advice about investigations and policy.

Johnson was later promoted to unit chief for the FBI Internal Policy Office, where she managed day-to-day operations of drafting, coordinating, reviewing, publishing and circulating FBI policies.

She was named assistant special agent in charge of national security, cyber and intelligence matters for the Omaha Field Office in 2016. Two years later, she became chief of the Transnational Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Investigative Division.

Additionally, Johnson served as a trainer at the International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador, El Salvador, and in Skopje, Macedonia. She also worked temporary duty positions in Moscow and Athens, Greece, as the assistant legal attaché.

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