Edward W. Reinhold is the new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division. He assumed his duties on Monday. Former SAC Kenneth Moore retired at the end of May.
The press release details some of Mr. Reinhold’s past assignments, including two stints at FBIHQ in Washington, DC. He is originally from Maryland and most recently lived in Virginia.
The official announcement didn’t mention Mr. Reinhold’s temporary assignment as acting special agent in charge of the St. Louis Division earlier this summer. During that time, he was mentioned in some news stories about the FBI cracking down on laser-pointing attacks on airplanes. A midwest movie theatre chain partnered with the FBI to display public service announcements about laser-pointing. The partnership was a result of the CEO’s participation in the FBI Citizens Academy.
On Monday and Tuesday, Mr. Reinhold met with a few local elected officials and visited some area businesses. I gave him a tour of the Journal Broadcast Group studios and introduced him to my bosses.
Although Monday was his first day on the job, Mr. Reinhold visited Knoxville three weeks earlier to meet his new staff. By coincidence, there was a meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association that evening. Mr. Reinhold met the members in attendance and spoke about his commitment to the Citizens Academy program.