Anthony Coulson recently retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where he was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Tucson District Office and directed the Federal Government’s drug enforcement strategy in Southern Arizona. They partnered with other Federal, State, Tribal, County, and Municipal law enforcement organizations ensuring that there was a cooperative and comprehensive drug enforcement strategy to reduce the availability of drugs coming into and through Arizona. He had over 100 sworn law enforcement personnel, including DEA Special Agents, State and local Task Force Officers, and other Federal Agents, under his command.
In 2007, Mr. Coulson was appointed by former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to the Governor’s Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP) and was also Chairman of the Governor’s Methamphetamine Task Force (MTF). He is a member of the Arizona Narcotics Officers’ Association, International Narcotic Officers’ Association, and the California Narcotics Officers’ Association. He serves on the Pima County, Arizona Meth Free Alliance (community volunteer coalition) as a Steering Committee Member. Both the ASAP and MFA required the approval of the Attorney General. Mr. Coulson is a past member of DOJ’s Joint Automated Booking Service (JABS) Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC), Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), former Co-Chair of Counter-drug Intelligence Secretariat (CDX) Systems Policy Review Group (SPRG) and the DOJ Chief Information Officers’ (CIO) Council. He has received multiple awards for his work.