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Michelle Ford-Stepney

INTERPOL - Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau U.S. Department of Justice
Supervisory INTERPOL Analyst

Michelle Ford-Stepney serves as a Supervisory INTERPOL Analyst for INTERPOL Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Ford-Stepney is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and administration within her assigned Division: Emerging Crime. This Division maintains direct contact with counterparts in 190 other member countries and with over 18,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies, facilitating police-to-police communications and providing assistance with criminal investigations.

Mrs. Ford-Stepney began her public service career in 1992 as a clerk with the legacy U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.  She worked her way up the ranks and prior to joining INTERPOL Washington, served as the Secretary to the Deputy Assistant Director, Detention and Deportation.

In 1996, Mrs. Ford-Stepney joined the USNCB as an Analyst. She was promoted to Senior Analyst in 2006, working the Foreign Missing Children’s program.  In July 2008, she was promoted to Supervisory Analyst, Terrorism and Violent Crime Division, where she led the operational management of its three primary components: Child Exploitation, Terrorism and Violent Crime. She was reassigned to the newly created Human Trafficking and Child Protection Division. She is currently the Supervisory Investigative Analyst in the Emerging Crime Division.

A native of Washington, DC, Mrs. Ford-Stepney graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science.  In addition, she holds a graduate level certificate in International Migration from Georgetown University.