The FBI said Director Robert Mueller has named Robert Foley as special agent in charge of the agency's Detroit division.
Foley most recently was special agent in charge of the administrative division in the Washington field office.
"Number one priority under a national security program of course is to prevent and detect terrorism, the No. 1 priority in the criminal program is to combat public corruption," he said.
Foley replaces retired FBI boss Andy Arena. He has worked in Puerto Rico, Arizona and Kentucky.
"My skills set, what I bring with respect to my investigative past with public corruption and counter terrorism and other investigative activity, is very compatible with what I think is a way in which I can serve this field office and the citizens of Michigan," Foley said.
Foley became an FBI agent in 1996, working in Connecticut. He plans to tour the entire state of Michigan to see what each community's needs are.