Kumar Kibble, Deputy Director
ICE, Washington, DC
As the Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Kumar Kibble is the chief operating officer for the largest investigative arm of DHS, with more than 20,000 employees assigned to more than 400 offices worldwide and an annual budget of almost $6 billion.
Prior to serving as Deputy Director, Kibble served in several key leadership roles at ICE headquarters. As the deputy assistant director for the National Security Investigations Division, he was responsible for the agency’s anti-terrorism and counter-proliferation programs. He was later promoted to deputy director and acting director of investigations, responsible for a $1.6 billion annual budget and more than 8,000 employees assigned to more than 200 Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) domestic offices throughout the U.S.
Kibble’s field assignments included service as a group supervisor and assistant special agent in charge in the metropolitan Los Angeles, CA area. He also served as the special agent in charge for HSI’s regional field office in Denver, responsible for 17 offices in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. During each of these field assignments he led transnational criminal investigations targeting illicit travel, trade, finance and immigration.
Kibble began his government career in 1990 as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. His military service included an eight-month peacekeeping tour in Bosnia where he worked closely with Bosnian mayors and police chiefs, as well as multiple international organizations including the United Nations Office of the High Representative and the International Police Task Force.
ICE prevents terrorist and criminal activity by targeting the people, money and materials that support terrorist and criminal organizations.