Director of Detroit Crime Commission to discuss ‘The Changing Face of Law Enforcement’

ADRIAN — Former FBI Agent Andrew G. Arena will discuss the challenges of policing in the 21st century, with a special focus on human trafficking, terrorism and technology, from 12-1 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at Knight Auditorium in Valade Hall on the campus of Adrian College. This event is free and open to the public.

Arena has titled the event “The Changing Face of Law Enforcement in the United States.”

He is currently the Director of the Detroit Crime Commission. In 2004, Arena was appointed by Robert Mueller to the position of special agent in charge of the New York Division. In 2001, he was appointed chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section at the FBI headquarters and was designated assistant special agent in charge of the Detroit Division, overseeing counter terrorism.

Born in Dearborn, Mich., and raised in Detroit, Arena obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 from Central Michigan University and also studied in England at Cambridge University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1988. He began his FBI career that same year as a special agent in Albany, NY. Seven years later, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and assigned to the FBI’s Organized Crime section.

For more information on this event, email Assistant Professor Zavin Nazaretian, Ph.D. at or call 517.265.5161 ext. 3965.