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Assistant Director, Technical Training Operations Directorate


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Diane L. Witte

Diane L. Witte, Assistant Director, Technical Training Operations Directorate

Diane L. Witte serves as the Assistant Director of the Technical Training Operations Directorate at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). In this role, she provides oversight of the Behavioral Science Division, Counterterrorism Division, Cyber Division, FLETC Leadership Institute, Investigative Operations Division, and State, Local and Tribal Division.

Prior to joining FLETC, Ms. Witte served as the Interim Assistant Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Non-Detained Management Division. In this role she was responsible for the complexities associated with the non-detained noncitizen population.

Prior to leading Non-Detained Management, Ms. Witte served as ICE ERO Assistant Director of the Removal Division where she was responsible for the complex coordination and facilitation efforts to successfully remove noncitizens from the United States. Ms. Witte managed a budget of over $200 million and led an organization of over 180 employees located throughout five-states within the continental United States and 27 countries around the world.

Ms. Witte began her federal career with ICE Detention and Removal Operations in 2006 as an Immigration Enforcement Agent in the Washington Field Office (WAS), and later served as a Supervisory Immigration Enforcement Agent, Deportation Officer, Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer, and Assistant Field Office Director at WAS. Ms. Witte transferred to ICE ERO Headquarters in 2016 as the Unit Chief for Removal and International Operations Unit—Western Hemisphere, and in 2017 she became a Deputy Field Office Director for ERO El Paso. In 2020, Ms. Witte served as the Field Office Director in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 2021 Ms. Witte served as the Assistant Director for Removal in ERO Headquarters.

Ms. Witte holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Sociology from McDaniel College and a Master’s Degree in Security and Safety Leadership from The George Washington University College of Professional Studies. She has published four journal articles relating to the fields of biology and sociology.