123: J.J. Klaver – Electronic Surveillance, Fort Dix Six Case

In this episode, retired agent J.J. Klaver reviews his duties as a Technically Trained Agent (TTA) on the Technical Operations Squad, collecting evidence and intelligence through the use of lawfully authorized electronic surveillance, and reviews how audio and video monitoring was utilized in the Fort Dix Six terror plot case.

J.J. Klaver served in the FBI for 25 years. He was initially assigned to the Indianapolis Division for eight years before being transferred to the Philadelphia Division.

Later in his career, J.J. Klaver was appointed as the division’s Media Relations Coordinator and spokesperson, and the supervisor of both the Executive Staff Services Squad and Technical Operations Squad.

Upon his retirement, J.J. worked for Barclays Bank in New York City as a Vice President in Compliance, Conduct Oversight. Recently, J.J. Klaver, who has a Doctorate degree in Organization and Management, started his own consulting firm, Klaver Consulting Associates.

Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)

J.J. Klaver

3/19/1990 – 8/31/2015











The following links are for FBI Website articles about court-authorized electronic surveillance and how audio and video capabilities deployed in the field were instrumental in averting the Fort Dix Six terrorist plot:

Overview and History of Authorization for Wire, Oral, and Electronic Interception 

FBI Website:  Attack Foiled Undercover Probe Busts Terror Plot

To learn more about how the FBI uses electronic surveillance listen to FBI Retired Case File Review Episode 087: Bill Ouseley and Gary Jenkins – Kansas City Mob, Skimming Casinos

J.J. Klaver discusses advances made in electronic surveillance equipment. This old “mini” recording device was approximately the size of a thick iPhone. Devices today are practically undetectable.












The electronic surveillance motto of the agents assigned to Technical Operations, “In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.”











Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 300 episodes available on all popular podcast apps and YouTube.

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