Chris Butler, Resident Agent In Charge (Ret.)

Christopher L. Butler is currently serving as the Investigations Group Supervisor at the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

He recently retired as the Resident Agent in Charge for the U.S. Secret Service Riverside (CA) Resident Office, the largest Secret Service RO geographical district in the U.S. outside of Alaska. The 27,000-square-mile district includes more than 4.3 million residents.

The Secret Service is the lead agency safe-guarding our nation’s financial infrastructure and ensuring the integrity of our economic systems. In that vital role, Resident Agent Butler worked closely with law enforcement at all levels on investigations and enforcement to investigate and take down counterfeit currency rings. Butler’s Secret Service Inland Empire Financial Crimes Task Force saved consumers millions of dollars through detection and enforcement against credit card fraud. During his time at the Riverside Office, Butler worked with local and regional law enforcement on a wide range of crime and terrorism prevention task forces.

During his 29-year law enforcement career, he also served as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office; United States Deputy Marshal, San Francisco Field Office and served with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento. He has supervised the international criminal groups squad, protection, training, task force operations, and other management priorities.

He completed the Executive Leadership Program in Ethics, Integrity, Organizational Behavior and Change at Johns Hopkins University. Butler has attended courses at the FBI National Academy and is currently an Instructor with the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Initiative. He is an Adjunct Professor at La Sierra University.

Butler is the past Vice President of the American Criminal Justice Association, LAE and obtained his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.

Retired Agent Butler can be reached directly at