Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security
Jason O’Neal became the BLM’s Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security in May 2022. O’Neal has more than 27 years of law enforcement and leadership experience, working in the field and in Washington, DC. Most recently, he was the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services. O’Neal has intimate knowledge of the BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security program and activities after having served as acting Director from June 2019 to early 2020. Prior to joining the BLM, he held several positions at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including Assistant Director of the Office of Justice Services in Washington, DC; District II Special Agent in Charge in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and acting Field Operations Associate Director in Washington, DC. O’Neal also served as the Chief of Police for the Chickasaw Tribal Nation in Ada, Oklahoma, and as a Military Police Officer in the United States Marine Corps.