Ms. Ip is the Acting Assistant Director for OTCD, which provides all ICE components with cutting-edge electronic surveillance equipment and support to assist with criminal investigations and national security operations. OTCD also encompasses the Cyber Crimes Center (C3), which brings together highly technical assets dedicated to conducting trans-border criminal investigations of internet-related crimes. Appointed in February 2018, Ms. Ip is responsible for supporting HSI operations by managing computer technology, data management, executive information reporting, information sharing and infrastructure management, and technical operations.
Since April 2016, Ms. Ip has served as the Special Agent in Charge of the HSI Honolulu field office. In this position, she is responsible for all investigations and operations in the state of Hawaii, the territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Polynesia and Micronesia; augmented by special agents, intelligence research specialists, enforcement and administrative support personnel. These offices and law enforcement personnel are charged with investigating violations of U.S. laws in furtherance of promoting Homeland Security, Public Safety, and Border Security.
Prior to this position, Ms. Ip served as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the HSI Baltimore field office and as Chief of Staff for HSI, an organization of more than 9,000 employees, which includes more than 6,000 special agents who are assigned to 26 Special Agent in Charge offices in major cities, 185 other field offices throughout the United States, and 67 overseas locations in 48 countries. HSI’s investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations target cross-border criminal organizations that exploit America’s legitimate travel, trade, financial and immigration systems for their illicit purposes. Ms. Ip also served as HSI Operations Chief in which she oversaw HSI’s investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations in the Asia-Pacific region through the 13 offices located in the region
Ms. Ip served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the HSI New York field office where she was responsible for the budget, human resource management, procurement, logistics, and the field intelligence division for HSI New York. Ms. Ip has served on the Executive Associate Director’s staff; a Congressional Detailee on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and as National Program Manager of Cornerstone and Financial Investigations, where she was responsible for national implementation of ICE’s anti-money laundering program that focused on active partnership with the private financial sector.
Ms. Ip began her law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce. Ms. Ip holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. Ms. Ip is a member of the California and Nevada State Bars.