Victoria Owens

Victoria Owens is the Special Agent in Charge of the Investigations Unit and has worked with the OLE for the past 19 years. She began as a wildlife inspector trainee, progressed to a wildlife inspector, and eventually became a special agent where she worked in Ohio and Hawaii. Some of her main duties included enforcement of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals and she has provided instruction at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Botswana. In this role, she liaisons with OLE’s International Attachés stationed in various locations worldwide and as a senior special agent she has worked projects, such as the Service’s Barrier Analysis team and the Targeted recruitment team. Owens has graduated from the Pacific Leadership Academy Senior Leader, FBI – LEEDA Supervisor Institute, and the U.S. Army’s Military Police Leadership School, where she later became a company commander and combat veteran. Owens has a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at Arkansas State University.

Victoria Owens is the Special Agent in Charge of the Investigations Unit and has worked with the OLE for the past 19 years. She began as a wildlife inspector trainee, progressed to a wildlife inspector, and eventually became a special agent where she worked in Ohio and Hawaii. Some of her main duties included enforcement of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals and she has provided instruction at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Botswana. In this role, she liaisons with OLE’s International Attachés stationed in various locations worldwide and as a senior special agent she has worked projects, such as the Service’s Barrier Analysis team and the Targeted recruitment team.

Owens has graduated from the Pacific Leadership Academy Senior Leader, FBI – LEEDA Supervisor Institute, and the U.S. Army’s Military Police Leadership School, where she later became a company commander and combat veteran. Owens has a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at Arkansas State University.