RALEIGH – The State Bureau of Investigation Director B. W. Collier will be retiring in April after serving the state for more than 30 years, according to a statement issued by Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday. Collier served as acting director of the SBI starting in 2014 until McCrory named him head of the agency in 2015.
“North Carolina is fortunate and grateful to have benefited from Director Collier’s leadership and service to the state, which has spanned nearly his entire professional career,” McCrory said. “He is the personification of dedicated and selfless public service.”
Collier was an SBI special agent for 26 years. In 2013, he was named director of Alcohol Law Enforcement. Collier also served in the North Carolina National Guard for six years. McCrory has not announced who will be the acting SBI director.