January 12, 2021
Contact: Public Information Officer
Phone Number: (202) 305-8426
Jarod A. Forget named Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Division
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DEA Washington Division is pleased to announce that Jarod A. Forget has been selected as the new Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Washington Division. SAC Forget will be responsible for DEA offices and mission throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This will include expanding the DEA’s high level of investigative and regulatory services throughout our area communities, working on new and innovate ways to combat and protect our families against the national opioid crisis and violent crime across the region, expanding our public outreach and prevention programs, and providing important insight into the DEA’s work across the tristate area.
“SAC Forget brings with him a depth of experience, knowledge, and ability that will greatly benefit the Washington Division and the local community,” said DEA Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea. “I’m confident SAC Forget will embody the highest standards of DEA excellence in his new role as he has throughout his career.”
Prior to his selection, Forget served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Washington Division, overseeing groups across Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C., and establishing the new D.C. Heroin-Violent Crime Task Force. This task force focuses on violent heroin and fentanyl suppliers responsible for drug overdoses across the region.
Forget joined the DEA in 2004, as a Special Agent assigned to DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. From there, he spent a number of years working at the Guadalajara, Mexico Office, directing many high-profile enforcement operations against Mexico’s most notorious and ruthless drug cartels, like the Sinaloa Cartel and the New Generation Jalisco Cartel.
Throughout his career, Forget has also held leadership positions in the Miami Division, the Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Washington Division. He has led many global enforcement operations, worked to disrupt violent, large-scale, international drug trafficking organizations, shut down illicit opioid dealers from China and Mexico, and established collaborative strike forces to combat local community issues like violent crime and opioids.
Forget has a passion for the value of community-oriented policing, helping families affected by overdose, and keeping our neighborhoods safe from the scourge of violence drug trafficking can bring. In addition, Forget is keenly interested in local youth development through outreach and engagement organizations, and plans to continue and develop community outreach programs throughout the region.
Forget is a Massachusetts native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international affairs from Northeastern University, and is a fluent Spanish speaker.
Please help us welcome SAC Forget to our communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. He begins his work as Special Agent in Charge of the Division, effective immediately