William Bill Bodner


William “Bill” Bodner is a take-charge Federal Law Enforcement Executive with over 31 years’ experience leading results-oriented teams in a global, high-pressure, dynamic environment. He is a nationally respected subject matter expert and trusted spokesman on the business and financial operations of Transnational Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organizations.

Bodner assumed the role of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division in June 2019. As the SAC, Mr. Bodner is responsible for overseeing the operations of 14 offices located in Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and the seven Southern California counties which make up the greater Los Angeles area.

Mr. Bodner previously served as a Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division from June 2017 to May 2019 and an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division from April 2009 to May 2017. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bodner served as a Staff Coordinator at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, in Chantilly, Virginia. While assigned to the Special Operations Division, Mr. Bodner coordinated several high-level, multi-jurisdiction investigative operations and worked on high-value target capture operations and classified projects. Between 1992 and 2006, Mr. Bodner worked the streets of Los Angeles as a DEA Special Agent and Group Supervisor.

Mr. Bodner has leveraged his extensive career in Los Angeles to develop and improve upon partnerships with state, county, local, and other federal agencies. Mr. Bodner’s vision is to conduct very impactful investigations on the most significant Drug Trafficking Organizations posing a threat to our region, keeping in mind the goal of improving the quality of life for those in our communities. Mr. Bodner sees the mission of DEA as keeping communities safe and healthy by reducing the illicit drug supply, criminally charging those who cause harm, making medically assisted substance use disorder treatment more accessible, and building awareness around the dangers of illicit drugs. Mr. Bodner reminds all, drug trafficking is not a victimless crime. The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to find something in life you are passionate about, don’t let drugs distract you from that passion, and never let drugs become your passion.

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