Edward Dickson, a 25-year veteran of the FBI, is the latest ex-fed to join the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie, the ex-U.S. Attorney for Newark, announced Thursday that Dickson will become the state’s Director of Homeland Security and National Preparedness, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
The paper reported that Dickson served four years as assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Newark division. His time overlapped with Christie while Christie was U.S. Attorney.
“I had the opportunity to see Ed’s extraordinary work ethic and his commitment to our state and our nation’s security up close,” Christie said at a news conference in the Statehouse, according to the paper. “Ed was on my short list from the time I was elected governor to come and work with me in the administration.”