Brian Shanahan DEA

Former DEA Agent with a Track Record of Success
Congers, NY, US
A graduate of Northeastern University, former DEA supervisory special agent Brian Shanahan received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. During this time, he earned membership into the Omega Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and graduated magna cum laude. Before he embarked on his future career as a DEA agent, Brian Shanahan was in the top five of the College of Criminal Justice and often appeared on the college’s dean's list in recognition of his academic success. Shortly after graduating, he joined the New York State Office of Court Administration as a court officer. Over the course of eight years, he advanced through significant roles as a senior court officer, senior court clerk, and associate court clerk. He also served as Second Vice President of the New York State Court Clerks Association. Following his career at the New York State Office of Court Administration, he joined the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). After completing formal training at the DEA Academy, he became a case agent and handled money laundering and narcotics investigations within the New York Division. He was subsequently transferred to the West Palm Beach Resident Office and overseas in Turkey, where he worked he served as a liaison to other countries including the Republic of Georgia. He started taking on more responsibilities at the DEA and was the back-up supervisor for the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force before he was promoted and became a supervisory special agent.

Work Experience

United States Government: Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration

Supervisory Special Agent

Sep, 1998 - Sep, 2018

New York State Office of Court Administration

Court Officer

Oct, 1990 - Sep, 1998


Northeastern University

BS Criminal Justice

Sep, 1986 - Jun, 1990


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