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Spotlight: Eric Brown – From college extern to special agent in charge of two elite teams

By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department

eric-brown-picMembers of the Special Investigations Department (SID) congratulate Eric Brown. On Oct. 17, 2016, Eric was promoted to special agent in charge (SAC) of the intelligence unit (IU) and the safety violations investigation unit (SVIU).

Eric started his career with BWC in September 2007 as a college extern with SID Administration’s fraud hotline team. Well-deserved promotions soon followed. Since March 2008, Eric has served the department as a college intern with IU, and full time as a criminal investigator and special agent with the health care provider team (HCPT).

intelligence4While working with SID, Eric  completed two degrees. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology/Criminology, and a Master of Business Administration  from the University of Cincinnati.

Throughout his career, applying insight, initiative and perseverance, Eric  has significantly contributed to the department’s success. For example, he:

  • Initiated and developed the SID Case Management application;
  • Initiated and co-administered the SID Social Media campaign;
  • Co-initiated the SID 2014 Electronic Surveillance Equipment Symposium;
  • Co-initiated, staffed and co-executed the SID Technical Operations Group.

Eric was one of four special agents on Sept. 14 to receive a 2016 Innovator award. He and his co-recipients met criteria including: developed trend-setting initiatives, created an original idea or uniquely adapted an existing program, process or concept, which resulted in a long term benefit to the department; developed new work methods that reduced waste or stretched resources; and provided creative suggestions that saved the department time or money.

safety-violations2Certainly, for all of the above reasons, you can see why we thank and congratulate SAC Brown! We look forward to his continued leadership and success in our department.

For more information about IU, see our Jan.22 article, Spotlight: Intelligence Unit — Predicting even more results, here.

For more information about SVIU, see our 2011 article, SVIU: Investigating suspected violations of specific safety requirements, here, or our 2013 article, Completing the circle of coverage: A look at our Safety Violations Investigation Unit, here.

For more information about the SID see our most recent annual report here.

  1. Chris Stanfield
    November 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I am interested in becoming a member of your elite team. I am a 25 year veteran in law enforcement with a clean record. My current rank is Lieutenant/Operations Officer. I would like to know how to get an application in order to begin this process. Thank you for your time.


    • November 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you for inquiring! There are no vacant positions in the Special Investigations Department at the moment. You can continue to check for vacancies and apply for positions online through the State of Ohio job opportunities website: http://careers.ohio.gov/. Click on “Search for state government jobs.” You can narrow your search by clicking on “filter,” select “department” and choose Workers’ Compensation. Here’s a direct link to the Workers’ Compensation vacancies filter: http://bit.ly/2gJGBl2

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