Dennis W. Rice is the special agent in charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office as appointed by Director Christopher Wray. SAC Rice has overseen the Salt Lake division since March of 2021. Before arriving in Salt Lake, Mr. Rice served as deputy assistant director for the Enterprise Cybersecurity Office at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Rice earned a Bachelor of Science in police administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He has also earned graduate degrees in computer resources and information technology and in security management from Webster University in Missouri. Prior to his FBI career, Mr. Rice served with the Somerset Police Department in Kentucky.
Mr. Rice joined the FBI as a special agent in 1997 and was assigned to the St. Louis Field Office. He worked violent crime, organized crime, counterintelligence, cyber cases, and served on the SWAT team. In 2005, Mr. Rice was promoted to chief security officer and was the information systems security officer.
In 2012, Mr. Rice was promoted to supervisory special agent of the counterintelligence and technical programs in St. Louis. He also served as the crisis management coordinator and was responsible for a year-long active shooter training initiative.
Mr. Rice was promoted to assistant section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in 2015. During his time there, he created the first joint operational section between the Cyber and Counterintelligence Divisions.
In 2016, Mr. Rice was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence and Cyber Division in the Los Angeles Field Office and oversaw the West Covina Resident Agency.
Mr. Rice was then promoted in 2018 to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at Headquarters and led the extradition of an intelligence officer. In 2019, he was promoted to deputy assistant director of the Enterprise Cybersecurity Office in the Information Technology Branch at Headquarters.