Last Friday, a raid took place on the Royal Oak, Michigan, home of top Homeland Security Investigations official Vance Callender, who has worked with federal law enforcement for 26 years.
According to some eyewitnesses who were neighbors of Vance Callender, FED agents stormed the Michigan residence of Vance and seized a number of items.
Who Is Vance Callender?
Vance Callender is a special agent responsible for Homeland Security Investigations in Michigan and Ohio.
He was assigned to this position in 2020.
In his capacity as a special agent in charge, Callender, a 24-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents located in seven offices and four posts of duty in Michigan and Ohio.
Prior to his selection, Callender was the deputy special agent in charge for HSI San Antonio, where he oversaw the investigations of over 200 special agents throughout Central and South Texas.
Callender previously served in various headquarters and field leadership positions along both borders and overseas, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in McAllen, Texas; Deputy Commander of the South Texas Corridor for DHS’s Joint Task Force-West; Operations Chief for Europe, Canada, and Mexico in headquarters; Resident Agent in Charge in Massena, New York; and Country Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
Callender began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a sheriff’s deputy in Victoria County, Texas, and in 2001 he became a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service in McAllen, Texas.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Texas State University.
Why was Vance Callender Michigan home raided by the FED?
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official has reportedly said that the raid was due to allegations of misconduct of some kind, as described in the following statement:
“As public servants working for a law enforcement agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) takes allegations of misconduct very seriously. Any allegations of misconduct are appropriately investigated, and any employee, regardless of rank or seniority, who has committed provable misconduct, will be held accountable.”
The statement continued: “Where necessary, ICE works with federal and/or state and local law enforcement who may investigate such allegations. Per agency protocol, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) will also review the allegations.”