Michael P. Conlon currently serves as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations-New York. Since 2019, Mr. Conlon has had oversight over the Public Safety Division, consisting of the Violent Gang Task Force, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force-Strike Force, Rapid Response Team, and Emergency Management Program.
Mr. Conlon has previously supervised the Human Trafficking Task Force, the Labor Exploitation Unit, Human Rights and Special Investigations Unit, and Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force. Under ASAC Conlon’s supervision, HSI NY personnel have won convictions against hip hop artist “Tekashi 69”, recording artist R. Kelly. Mr. Conlon’s division consists of more than 60 HSI personnel and task force personnel from the New York City Police Department, New York City Department of Investigation, NY State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Housing & Urban Development Office of the Inspector General, Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, and Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General.
Previously, Mr. Conlon served at HSI Headquarters as Unit Chief for International Programs, where he supervised a staff managing 10 international programs, including the Visa Security Program, Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program (BITMAP), Transnational Criminal Investigation Units (TCIU), the Cultural Property, Arts, & Antiquities Program (CPAA), International Assistance Agreements, International Law Enforcement Academies, Security Sector Assistance, and Liaisons to the Dept. of Defense Combatant Commands and State Dept. Bureau of International Law Enforcement and Narcotics.
Mr. Conlon has represented HSI on the State Department’s Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee, the Cultural Antiquities Task Force, and at State Department’s ILEA Program. Internationally, Mr. Conlon has served temporary duty as the Inaugural Attaché in Doha, Qatar and as Assistant Attaché in Dubai, UAE.
Prior to his HQ assignment, Mr. Conlon served as a Special Agent and Group Supervisor at HSI New York, where he conducted and supervised human trafficking investigations in connection with Super Bowl XLVII and the historic investigation into the BMB and 2 Fly gangs, resulting in the prosecution of 120 gang members for violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, including eight murders. Mr. Conlon supervised this nine-month investigation, which culminated in a law enforcement operation involving over 700 law enforcement officers from HSI, DEA, ATF, and the NYPD in the execution of 100 arrest warrants search warrants in the Bronx, NY.