In April 2019, Mr. Matthew R. Alcoke was appointed as Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division, leading its Intelligence Branch. Most recently, Mr. Alcoke served as the FBI’s Partner Engagement Section’s Chief at the Office of Partner Engagement.
Mr. began his career with the FBI in January 1997, assigned to the Chicago Field Office. There, he worked alongside detectives from the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office on the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force to address a variety of reactive violent crime investigations. Mr. Alcoke also served as the field coordinator for the FBI’s behavioral analysis program for over 10 years and as a SWAT operator from 2006 until his promotion to supervisor of a Chicago Safe Streets and Gang Task Force (SSGTF) in 2012. He led the SSGTF and served as the Violent Criminal Threat Program Coordinator until his promotion to FBIHQ.
In June 2015, Mr. Alcoke was promoted to Assistant Section Chief (ASC) in the Counterterrorism Division where he led the operational analysis branch of the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF), the primary aggregator and analyzer of bulk data on behalf of the FBI’s counterterrorism and counterintelligence efforts. In July 2016, Counterterrorism Division executive management selected Mr. Alcoke to move from FTTTF to the International Terrorism Operations Section II (ITOS-2) as ASC. Mr. Alcoke’s responsibilities as ASC at ITOS-2 included program management oversight for counterterrorism investigations in Europe, the Middle East, and the Levant; as well as the Counterterrorism Fly Team.
In March 2017, Mr. Alcoke was promoted to serve as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Branch at the Atlanta Field Office. Mr. Alcoke returned to FBIHQ in July 2018 as the Section Chief at the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement until his most recent appointment.
As DAD of the Intelligence Branch, Mr. Alcoke is responsible for the deployment of the FBI’s overall strategies against the most significant terrorism threats, and the production of timely, comprehensive, and sophisticated intelligence products. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Alcoke graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and served the Cleveland (Ohio) Police Department as a patrolman.