By John McDevitt

John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Wilkes-Barre native, Edward J. Hanko, is the new head of the FBI’s Philadelphia office.

Special Agent in Charge Hanko is 52 and worked for the FBI for more than 25 years. Prior to Philadelphia, he was in Cincinnati where he was the Chief of the Special Agents in Charge.

His wife, Ann, also works for the FBI as an intelligence analyst. Special Agent in Charge Hanko started his new job last Monday.

“My Calendar is all ready full for the next two, three weeks, meeting all of the heads of all the other agencies, going to their meetings, sitting down and trying to see best practices,” says Hanko.

He says quick effective cooperation among law enforcement in various jurisdictions, and also the public, is very important.

“The only way to get things done and get done right is by sharing information and working together. Because nobody can do this job alone. I don’t care who you are or how big you are you just can’t get this job done by yourself,” Hanko explains.

Philadelphia’s former Special Agent in Charge is now the assistant director in charge of the New York Field Office.

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