Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service - Deputy Executive Assistant Administrator

Tirrell Stevenson


Tirrell Stevenson is the Deputy Executive Assistant Administrator for the Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS). Prior to this role, he was the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) of the Atlanta Field Office, where he provided executive leadership and strategic vision to a field office tasked with providing critical law enforcement and homeland security services to the complex transportation sector located within the Atlanta Field Office area of operations.

Stevenson has previously served as the Acting Chief of Staff for LE/FAMS, SAC for the Office of the Director of LE/FAMS, and Regional 2 SAC for Field Operations. Stevenson has served in multiple field assignments including ASAC of the Detroit Field Office, Assistant Federal Security Director of Law Enforcement for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and a Supervisory Federal Air Marshal at the Dallas Field Office. Stevenson served as Operational Lead for all TSA security functions during Super Bowl XLV activities held within the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Additionally, while assigned to the Dallas Field Office, Stevenson led and managed the FAMS Joint Terrorism Task Force representatives assigned to the Dallas, Little Rock, and Oklahoma City FBI Field Offices.

Stevenson’s tenure with LE/FAMS also includes a headquarters assignment as a Regional Coordinator for all Tactical Information Sharing Systems training conducted in the Midwest and Southern Regions of the United States. Stevenson began his career with LE/FAMS in 2002 at the Detroit Field Office. During this assignment he was tasked with flying both International and Domestic missions designed to detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts targeting the U.S. aviation domain. 

Prior to joining the Federal Air Marshal Service in 2002, Stevenson spent over 14 years in law enforcement.  His professional career includes tenures with the Newport News Police Department and York County Sheriff’s Office, both within the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his career, he has held line and supervisory assignments in patrol operations and investigations. In addition, he has performed specialized duties in narcotics enforcement, homicide investigation, crimes against juveniles, and tactical response.

In addition to civilian law enforcement experience, Stevenson served over seven years in the United States Air Force. He has served on active duty as a Security Police Law Enforcement Specialist, completing assignments as a Patrolman, Desk Sergeant, and Security Police Investigator detailed to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Stevenson holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force. He has completed various TSA developmental courses including the Key Executive Program by American University and the TSA Senior Leadership Development Program, during which he was detailed as the Deputy Federal Security Director for Dallas Love Field.