ICE taps new leader for local Enforcement and Removal Operations program
Gregory J Archambeault ICE (IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS FILE PHOTO / April 3, 2013)
Gregory J. Archambeault, 47, who most recently served as assistant director for ERO’s Secure Communities and Enforcement division in Washington, D.C., took over as field office director for his new position, according to a press release from the federal agency. Archambeault manages one of ICE’s largest ERO field offices, including a large cadre of federal law enforcement officers and administrative staff in San Diego and Imperial counties, as well as two major immigration detention centers. ERO is responsible for identifying and arresting deportable aliens, detaining these individuals when necessary and ultimately removing them from the United States.
“The residents of the Imperial Valley deserve to live, work and play in safe communities,” Field Office Director Archambeault said. “I look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance public safety by targeting high-risk criminal aliens and others who pose a potential threat. As part of that mission, we’ll seek to build on the very productive partnerships we’ve established with local, state and federal law enforcement.”
Archambeault began his law enforcement career in 1987 while working for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service through a cooperative education program at San Diego State University. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he served in the INS attaché offices in Greece and India providing assistance to foreign and U.S. government officials and law enforcement. In 2002, Archambeault became resident agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations office in Springfield, Ill.
Prior to returning to San Diego, Archambeault held served key posts at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C., including overseeing ERO’s Fugitive Operations Program.
Archambeault holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice administration from San Diego State University.