Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Douglas James
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Tracy D. Simmons
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Cam B. Strahm
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) - Christopher G. Tolley
Mr. Douglas James currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Divisional Office.
In 1991, Mr. James received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in the field of Society and Justice. Mr. James began his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 1991 as a Special Agent. After graduating from the DEA Academy he was assigned to the San Francisco, California Division Office.
In 1999, Mr. James was transferred to the San Jose, California Resident Office. In 2002, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent for a Task Force Group. In 2004, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Resident Agent in Charge of the San Jose, California Resident Office. In this capacity he oversaw the investigative efforts of three enforcement groups responsible for targeting and dismantling significant drug trafficking organizations operating throughout Northern California.
In 2008, Mr. James was transferred to DEA Headquarters where he was assigned as a Staff Coordinator to the Office of Global Enforcement, Strategic Planning and Support Section. While in this assignment, Mr. James was responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of DEA’s International Drug Flow Attack Strategy, which targets the disruption of the flow of drugs, chemicals and money between the global source and transit zones and the United States.
In June 2009, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division Office. Mr. James oversees DEA’s investigative efforts in Western Washington State to include the Bellingham Resident Office, the Tacoma Resident Office, and a Enforcement Group, a Tactical Diversion Group, a Financial Investigative Group and two HIDTA Task Force Groups in the Seattle Division Office.
Mr. Tracy Simmons currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division, Eastern District of Washington and the District of Idaho.
Mr. Simmons received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics and a certificate of Criminology in 1990 from the University of Utah. In 1989, Mr. Simmons began his law enforcement career as a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol and continued with the Provo Police Department. Additionally, Mr. Simmons retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army reserves with 25 years of distinguished service. Mr. Simmons was deployed to the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War where he commanded a Special Operations Unit and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
Mr. Simmons began his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1995 as a special agent. After graduating from the DEA Academy he was assigned to the Miami Field Division. In 2000, Mr. Simmons was assigned to the Brasilia, Brazil Country Office where he served as the Sensitive Investigative Unit Program Manager. In this assignment he led investigations into trafficking activities of the 14th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In 2004, Mr. Simmons was promoted to the position of Group Supervisor leading a DEA Task Force in the Little Rock District Office, New Orleans Field Division. Mr. Simmons was transferred in February 2009 to the Office of Inspections, serving as an Acting Senior Inspector for approximately 20 months. In November 2001, he reported to USAFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany where he served as the DEA liaison. Mr. Simmons worked closely with the Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF), FBI, Europe/Africa Region, Department of Defense, and DEA’s Foreign Area Support Team (FAST) in support of the U.S. Government’s effort to combat narco-terror groups.In June 2014, Mr. Simmons was selected as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Seattle Field Division where he oversees DEA’s investigative and enforcement efforts in the Eastern District of Washington and the District of Idaho.
Mr. Cam B. Strahm currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division, Portland Oregon District Office.
Mr. Strahm was born in 1968 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Strahm attended the University of Oregon and graduated holding a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology in 1991. Mr. Strahm began his law enforcement career in March 1992 and was selected for the position of Criminal Investigator with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Upon graduating from the DEA Academy, Mr. Strahm was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division. In 1996, he volunteered to transfer to the Riverside California District Office, forming a new clandestine laboratory and precursor chemical investigations group.
Mr. Strahm was transferred in January 2001 to the Office of Training, Clandestine Laboratory Training Unit, where he instructed hundreds of state, local and federal law enforcement officers in the safe handling and dismantlement of clandestine laboratories, specializing in methamphetamine laboratories.
On September 10, 2001, Mr. Strahm was promoted to Staff Coordinator at DEA’s Special Operations Division, being assigned to the Mexican Methamphetamine Section, supporting and coordinating field elements in furtherance of targeting the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine throughout the United States. During this time Mr. Strahm interacted with state, local, federal and foreign law enforcement officers in furtherance of DEA’s mission.
Mr. Strahm was transferred to the position of Group Supervisor in Houston Texas, in September 2004. Mr. Strahm’s enforcement group targeted large scale drug trafficking organizations to include the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, which resulted in numerous arrests in both organizations and the seizure of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and thousands of pounds of marijuana.
In June 2009, Mr. Strahm was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville District Office, within the Miami Field Division. The position entailed responsibility of the northern 37 counties within Florida, consisting of the District Office and four Resident Offices throughout the Panhandle of Florida. Mr. Strahm was an Executive Board member of the North Florida HIDTA, and sat on the Financial Committee for several years.
In August 2013, Mr. Strahm was selected to transfer to the Portland District Office as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. Mr. Strahm oversees DEA’s investigative and enforcement efforts in the District of Oregon.
Mr. Christopher G. Tolley currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Division, Anchorage District Office.
Mr. Tolley began his career in law enforcement in January of 1979, as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department. Mr. Tolley entered on duty with DEA in 1987 and was assigned to the Norfolk Resident Office. In 1991, Mr. Tolley was re-assigned to the Honolulu (Hawaii) Resident Office where he held the position of Hawaii Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program Coordinator; responsible for coordinating and leading DCE/SP for the State of Hawaii and U.S. Territories of the Pacific.
In 1993, Mr. Tolley was transferred to the Hong Kong Country Office where he served as an advisor and was the Financial Coordinator which worked under bi-lateral agreements with foreign counter-parts from the United States, our allied countries, and host country officials in the furtherance of mutual interest through training and investigations. In 1996, Mr. Tolley served in various assignments at the Baltimore District Office. He first served as the coordinator of the Tactical Diversion Squad and later detailed as the liaison to the United States Customs Service and the United States Coast Guard. In 2002, Mr. Tolley transferred to the Honolulu District Office, where he served as the Public Information Officer and Demand Reduction Coordinator.
In 2004, Mr. Tolley was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent in the Los Angeles Field Division where he served in three assignments. Mr. Tolley first supervised the Technical Operations Group within the Southern California Drug Task Force, second the Special Support Unit covering 16 offices in Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories of the Pacific, and third the Clandestine Laboratory Response Group. In 2009, Mr. Tolley was transferred to DEA Headquarters (HQ) where he was assigned as a Staff Coordinator to the Office of Operation Management, Investigative Support Section. While in this assignment, Mr. Tolley was the HQ Program Manager for DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and DEA’s Fugitive Program.
In January 2012, Mr. Tolley was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage District Office. Mr. Tolley oversees DEA’s investigative efforts in the state of Alaska to include the Anchorage District Office and the Fairbanks Post of Duty Office.