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Head of Homeland Security Investigations for ICE Started Career Chasing Crack Dealers

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Peter Edge, who became head of Homeland Security Investigations for ICE in May, began his law enforcement career began chasing crack cocaine dealers in Newark, NJ.com wrote in a feature about Edge.

“He had a very calm demeanor,” said Robert Laurino, who worked with Edge in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. “Nothing ever shocked Peter.”

Now Edge is responsible for more than 10,000 employees and a $2 billion budget.

“When you start out like that, nothing surprises you,” said Edge, who took over the top job in May after serving as the deputy associate executive director. “You’ve been in a situation where you don’t know what’s behind door No. 1. In this job you’re constantly dealing with problem sets that have to be solved.” Now Edge has some new threats to worry about.

“Criminal networks are increasingly sophisticated in taking advantage of the many ways in which the internet can streamline communications, financing and logistics — just as it does for legal enterprise,” Edge said.

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