NEW HAVEN- Patricia Ferrick, who oversaw the FBI investigation into former Gov. John G. Rowland as chief of the agency’s Public Corruption Unit in Washington, has been chosed to head up FBI operations in Connecticut.
Ferrick comes to Connecticut from Milwaukee where she served as acting special agent in charge of that office. Here she will supervise approximately 100 agents working out of the New Haven headquarters as well as the Bridgeport and Meriden satellite offices.
She succeeds Kimberly Mertz, who was promoted to deputy director of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group in Washington. That group is involved in tactical operations, crisis negotiations, hostage rescue and hazardous device investigations and mitigations. Mertz spent about eight years as the head of the Connecticut office.