FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Robert Jordan has announced he is retiring, effective the end of July. SAC Jordan has been an FBI Agent for more than 27 years, and he has supervised FBI operations in Oregon since August 2003. Prior to his time in the FBI, he served as a local police officer in New Jersey for 3 years and as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia for one year.
"My family and I have greatly enjoyed living in Oregon, and we plan to stay in the area," SAC Jordan said. "I look forward to enjoying a few months off while looking at other opportunities inside and outside of law enforcement in the near future." SAC Jordan is an active volunteer trainer with the Oregon chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT). The TNT is the world's largest sports endurance training program. Participants train for marathons, half marathons, century (100-mile) bike rides and triathlons while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
SAC Jordan has been eligible to retire for more than six years, and he would have faced mandatory retirement under Bureau policy in April 2008.
The FBI will soon name an acting Special Agent in Charge to serve in Mr. Jordan's absence. The selection and movement of a new SAC to the Portland Division will likely occur this fall.