Loren (Renn) Cannon, Jr.

Contact: [email protected]

Renn Cannon is a public safety consultant focusing on leadership development, investigation and intelligence, and integrated strategy development. With decades of public service, Renn last served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Portland Division. In this role, Renn led the FBI response to numerous public order events including Occupy ICE PDX, protest clashes in 2019, and the 2020 Portland riots.  
Prior to Portland, Renn served throughout the FBI. As a section chief in Washington, DC, he oversaw the FBI’s Leadership Development Program. Serving as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Salt Lake City, Utah, Renn led national security, intelligence and tactical programs throughout Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Renn also served overseas in Sydney, Australia coordinating joint investigative efforts in Australia, New Zealand, and the island nations of the South Pacific. Entering service in the FBI’s San Francisco Division, Renn worked violent and organized crime, international terrorism, and crisis management matters including SWAT operations and leadership. Upon promotion, Renn provided leadership in the Joint Terrorism Task Force and served in Afghanistan as the FBI’s Deputy On-Scene Commander.
Prior to the FBI, Renn served in the US Army including service in Bosnia during the initial phases of Operation Joint Endeavor. Renn also had a successful stint in the private sector as a manufacturing manager. Renn is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is married and has three children.

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Intelligence in Public Order Policing