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Assistant Director Kimberly Cheatle,
Office of Protective Operations

Assistant Director Kimberly Cheatle, Office of Protective Operations

Ms. Kimberly Cheatle was appointed Assistant Director, Office of Protective Operations in November 2019.  In this position, Ms. Cheatle manages execution of the Office of Protective Operation’s $133.5M budget and collaborates with ten operational divisions and the Technical Security Division to research, develop, and deploy technologies that reduce risks to protectees, protected facilities, and protected events.  She also develops and/or updates operational policies; oversees a special projects team that responds to operational, technical and administrative issues at all levels of the organization; and directs staffing and logistical operations for the directorate and ten operational divisions to ensure divisions and events are properly resourced.

Prior to serving as Assistant Director, Ms. Cheatle served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Office, providing oversight for all mission related investigations, protective intelligence and protective visits in the state of Georgia.

Ms. Cheatle was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in February 2016 as the Special Agent in Charge of the James J. Rowley Training Center (RTC).  In this position Ms. Cheatle directed and coordinated all aspects of training and career development for the organization.  She later served as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Training. 

Prior to her SES appointment, Ms. Cheatle was the Special Agent in Charge, Office of Stragetic Planning and Policy, where she developed and deployed an innovative web-based communication platform designed to promote open and transparent communication within the organization. She also directed the agency’s internal communications.

Ms. Cheatle has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her 25 year career, to include the Vice Presidential Protective Division, the Resident Agent in Charge, Grand Rapids, MI resident office, Assistant Inspector, Office of Inspection, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Vice Presidential Protective Division, and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, RTC.