Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. serves as the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Dallas Division where he oversees all enforcement operations throughout Northern Texas (121 Counties) and the entire state of Oklahoma. The Dallas Division is responsible for a landmass of over 174,743 square miles.
Mr. Shelley was born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi and earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Mississippi College. Mr. Shelley majored in Criminal Justice and Communications, with a minor in Physical Education. In 1986, he began his law enforcement career as a State Narcotics Agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. In 1989, Mr. Shelley joined the DEA as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Washington, D.C. Field Office, where he worked for 11 years conducting domestic and international narcotic investigations.
In 2000, Mr. Shelley was promoted to the position of Group Supervisor in the New Orleans Division, Little Rock Resident Office. He later served as Resident Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Office. In 2003, Mr. Shelley was assigned as the Staff Coordinator of the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression at DEA Headquarters. In 2005, he became an Inspector in the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), also located at DEA Headquarters. In 2007, Mr. Shelley was promoted to Senior Inspector in OPR and in 2009 he was selected as the Associate Deputy Chief Inspector of OPR. In 2010, Mr. Shelley was selected for the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Atlanta Division. During this period, Mr. Shelley also served as Operations Manager of the David G. Wilhelm OCDETF Strike Force.
Mr. Shelley was appointed to Senior Executive Service in April 2016, as Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Division.