Director Christopher Wray has named Stuart Platt as the assistant director of the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Platt recently served in the Office of Professional Responsibility for the U.S. Department of Justice.
The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility adjudicates completed investigations of employee misconduct.
Mr. Platt began his career in civilian public service in 1986 as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. He served in that position until 1994, when he moved to the Eastern District of Tennessee. During his service as a federal prosecutor he received a number of awards, including the Texas Narcotics Officers’ Association award as Texas Prosecutor of the Year, 1989-90. The award was based on his nomination by FBI and other agencies.
In 1996, Mr. Platt was appointed as a U.S. magistrate judge for the Western District of Texas. In 2009, he moved to retired status as a judge and began service as the general counsel for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was responsible for the legal services of the 8,000-employee agency with statewide police jurisdiction. In 2010, he was named inspector general for the Texas Public Safety Commission and served in that position for three years before retiring from state service.
In 2013, he became an assistant professor of criminal justice at Abilene Christian University in Texas, where he taught undergraduate and continuing education courses. He left in 2017 to serve in the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
Mr. Platt earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University; a master’s degree from Trinity University; and a doctor of jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University. He worked as a trial attorney for about six years before entering government service.
Mr. Platt also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 24 years, including 15 months of active duty during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He is a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, receiving a Master of Strategic Studies, and retired as a colonel in 2012.