Episode 008: Bobby Chacon – Jamaican Gangs and FBI Dive Teams

JERRI WILLIAMS iTUNES

Retired Special Agent Bobby Chacon served in the FBI for 27 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Bobby shares stories about working in New York on a Jamaican drug gang squad where his and his squad mates efforts disrupted and dismantled the violent Gullymen Posse. He also talks about another highlight of his career – being a member and team leader of the FBI’s Dive Team conducting  search and evidence response at underwater crime scenes around the world. Currently, Bobby works as the technical advisor for the new series Criminal Minds – Beyond Borders which premieres on Wednesday, March 16. Bobby can be contacted via his website BobbyChacon.com.

FBI Retired Special Agent

Robert Chacon

9/13/1987 – 7/30/2014

Bobby_C-065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2896
Bobby on his FBI Academy graduation day with his father, a Sergeant with the NYPD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2894
Bobby with one of the 54 Gullymen Posse members indicted and arrested during the massive takedown in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

005
A screenshot of Bobby being interviewed for a documentary about Jamaican Organized Crime. You can watch it here: Jamaican DrugLord | Lester Lloyd Coke. His interview starts at approximately the 25 or 26 minute mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Chacon led the FBI dive teams in New York and Los Angeles and trained members in Miami and Washington D.C.

Here are a few videos of Bobby being interviewed about the dive teams:

FBI Los Angeles Dive Team – CBS2 News

FBI Dive Team on FOX11 News  – LA

Careers in Diving: Interview with FBI Dive Team Leader, Bobby Chacon

IMG_4542
Bobby at dive team exercise at San Pedro, CA. Note FBI dive team boat in water in the background. February, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2185
Bobby in wetsuit underwater welding at Port of Long Beach – June, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba man
Bobby dive training at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA – May, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34fbi_sidefast[1]
One of the four identical FBI dive team boats used by dive teams in New York, Washington D. C., Miami and Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_4502 (1)
One of the four FBI dive team boats being loaded into plane to be transported with dive team for overseas deployment. March Air Force Base, Riverside, CA – April, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2878
Bobby in Iraq in 2005 on a dive team assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FullSizeRender 5
Bobby under the crossed swords: Saddam’s parade grounds, Baghdad, Iraq. April, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams

View posts by Jerri Williams
Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases and featuring temptation, corruption, and redemption, are available at amazon.com. 

2 Comments

  1. BarbaraAugust 2, 2017

    Fascinating. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Jerri WilliamsAugust 2, 2017

      Bobby had a great career. I’m honored that he agreed to share his experiences with us.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to top