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


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










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










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

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









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













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










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









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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










Bobby in Iraq in 2005 on a dive team assignment.










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











Jerri Williams

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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 free subscription on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. Her nonfiction book FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives and her FBI corruption squad police procedurals featuring Special Agent Kari Wheeler are available wherever books are sold.


  1. BarbaraAugust 2, 2017

    Fascinating. Thank you.

    1. Jerri WilliamsAugust 2, 2017

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


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