Bureau of Investigation, California Department of Justice
Chief Kent Shaw has 25 years of law enforcement experience, most of which involved drug enforcement and violent crime. After serving seven years with the Benicia Police Department (San Francisco Bay Area), Chief Shaw joined the CA Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE). After working a variety of programs, Chief Shaw was promoted as a task force commander, Special Agent in Charge, and Assistant Chief. Chief Shaw was the acting chief of BNE, which then became the Bureau of Investigation in February of 2012. In October of 2012, CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris appointed Chief Shaw as the chief of the Bureau of Investigation (BI).