Ronald Appel is starting a new position as Acting Division Chief at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center.
Appel had been Assistant Special Agent in Charge at HSI in Tennessee and Kentucky since November 2000, which includes the offices of Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Louisville, Bowling Green, and Northern Kentucky. As well as holding a number of positions within HSI, and working as a special agent with the U.S. Customs Service in Sells, Arizona, Appel was formerly a police detective and deputy sheriff. He began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in South Florida before joining the Royal Palm Beach Police Department where he served as a police officer and detective.
Appel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations.