(AP) - The FBI has named a new special agent in charge for its Memphis division.
The FBI said in a Monday news release that Aaron T. Ford will oversee the FBI's operations in 54 counties in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
Ford replaces Amy Hess, who was promoted to the FBI's Washington headquarters after serving about 16 months in the position.
Ford had been the assistant special agent in charge of the Newark Division. Before that, he was a team leader in the Inspection Division, where he participated in the auditing of all FBI programs.
An Atlanta native, Ford also has worked on the SWAT team and dealing with drug, violent crime, public corruption and organized crime matters in St. Louis and Newark. He began his FBI career in 1985.