15 Jun Join us with Traci Lembke, Deputy Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, ICE
Join us for a conversation with
Deputy Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, ICE.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Lembke has held the position of Deputy Assistant Director of Homeland Security Investigations at ICE since February 2008. She is responsible for a budget of $100 million and oversight of nearly 400 full time federal employees and contractors responsible for supplying investigative services to the 9,000 HSI Special agents located throughout the world. Approval and oversight of all HSI certified undercover operations, management and forfeiture of any/all assets seized by HSI in conjunction with criminal investigations, management of all confidential informants utilized by HSI Special Agents as well as any related compensation.
She is also responsible for oversight of services provided to victims of crimes investigated by HSI, all training material developed and delivered to HSI Special Agents at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; manage the HSI Tip-Line, a 24/7 facility established to receive and transmit information related to criminal activity supplied by Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement officers as well as private citizens.
Additionally, oversight of all Cyber Crime investigations, including crimes involving child exploitation and child sex tourism, the HSI Forensic Document Laboratory, a one of a kind facility which serves to identify and combat counterfeit travel documents and perform finger print analysis associated with ongoing HSI criminal investigations, and coordination and tracking of all GAO and IG Audits involving HSI investigative programs.
Prior to HSI, Ms. Lembke was Director of the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility where she worked with the ICE Assistant Secretary to achieve the highest level of integrity was achieved at ICE. There she had a three-fold mission: to investigate allegations of criminal and serious misconduct involving ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees; to conduct inspections and audits of ICE programs and offices to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations; and to manage the ICE personnel security program by ensuring the completion and adjudication of background investigations for the purpose of ensuring employment suitability and determining security level clearances and upgrades. She supervised approximately 400 employees located in eighteen field offices throughout the United States as well as six operational units located at ICE headquarters. Ms. Lembke also served as the ICE Chief Security Officer during this time, which required her to have oversight of all physical security standards for the agency. She also successfully managed an annual budget of approximately $34 million dollars.
She has also held positions as Unit Chief, Investigative Support Unit, ICE Office of Professional REsponsibility; Director of Internal Investigations Division, USCS; National Program Manager, Investigative Programs Division, USCS among others.
Ms. Lembke has achieve numerous awards for ourstanding service including the Presidential Rank Award presented to fewer than 5% of all Senior Executive Service personnel, Department of Justice Attorney General Award in the area of Victim Assistance; and the ICE Assistant Secretary Excellence in Law Enforcement Award for conducting Child Sex Tourism Investigations.