Federal Bureau of Investigation
Albuquerque Citizens Academy
Alumni Association

Pulse Nightclub Presentation

Presenter
Ronald Hopper
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Tampa Division
When: Postponed Due to Covid-19

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ronald Hopper began his law enforcement career in 1992 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida where he served as a Patrol Officer, an Undercover Vice and Narcotics Detective, Honor Guard member, Field Training Officer, and a SWAT Team Operator.

In December of 1997, ASAC Hopper reported to Quantico as a newly appointed FBI Special Agent. He was subsequently assigned to the New Orleans Division, Shreveport Resident Agency, where he served as the Safe Streets/HIDTA/Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator and SWAT Team Operator.

In October 2002, ASAC Hopper was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit (DTOU) at FBIHQ in Washington D.C. He was then selected to be the Unit Chief of theDTOU, which was responsible for all domestic terrorism investigations and operations in the United States.

In July 2006 and continuing through 2015, ASAC Hopper was assigned to the Tampa Division, Orlando Resident Agency, where he served in various capacities, to include SSA for the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Safe Streets/Violent Crimes Squad, the White Collar Crime/Cyber Squad, and the Tampa Division SWAT team.

In July of 2015, ASAC Hopper was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Orlando Office, with additional responsibilities including Tampa Division Counterterrorism Program Manager and Tampa Division SWAT Team Commander. In June 2016, ASAC Hopper served as the On-Scene Commander of the Pulse Night Club Terror Attack crisis response.

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