Ms. Deanne L. Reuter, a 24-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration, reported as the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Division in November 2021. Prior to this assignment, she was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in October 2019, as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division.
Ms. Reuter earned Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Utica College of Syracuse University and entered the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordinance branch in 1992. She served on active duty for over four years and obtained the rank of Captain. Ms. Reuter began her law enforcement career in 1996, as a Police Officer with the Seattle Police Department.
Ms. Reuter joined the DEA as a Special Agent in July 1997, in Seattle, Washington. Soon after, she was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division where she worked as a field Special Agent until she was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent position at the Los Angeles Field Division in January 2009. During this time, she led a busy enforcement group comprised of DEA Special Agents and deputized state and local Officers, working Israeli organized crime, marijuana eradication/enforcement efforts, and regional drug investigations.
In July 2015, Ms. Reuter reported to DEA Headquarters as an Inspector in the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), where she investigated allegations of misconduct levied against DEA employees. In June 2016, she was promoted to Senior Inspector in OPR, and in December 2016, she was again promoted to Associate Deputy Chief Inspector in OPR.
Ms. Reuter reported to the Denver Field Division in December 2017, as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge responsible for seven active enforcement groups and several Tactical Diversion Squads in Colorado and Montana. In October 2019, she was promoted in place to the position of Special Agent in Charge, where she oversaw a staff of over 300 personnel in 13 offices in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.
As the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Division, Ms. Reuter has oversight responsibility of the investigative, enforcement, intelligence and regulatory strategies of the entire state of Florida, in efforts to target the highest echelon of international drug traffickers, transnational criminal organizations, and violent offenders and gangs, while simultaneously dismantling local distributors impacting communities. She oversees a staff of over 700 personnel including Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, Intelligence Analysts, Task Force Officers, Professional Staff, and Contractors in 15 offices covering the state of Florida.
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