Bernard W. Collier II Confirmed as SBI Director
Today, the North Carolina General Assembly unanimously confirmed Bernard W. (B.W.) Collier II for Director of the State Bureau of Investigation. Collier, who has been serving as Acting Director since August 2014, was nominated by Governor McCrory in February, and required a confirmation by both the House and Senate. Collier is eligible for an eight-year term as Director.
“B.W. Collier is a man of great integrity and intelligence,” said Governor McCrory this afternoon. “His proven experience and capable leadership, ably demonstrated as Acting Director, are assets to the men and women working in this professional law enforcement agency. I want to thank members of the House and Senate for their thoughtful consideration and approval of his nomination.”
Prior to his tenure as SBI Acting Director, Collier spent 26 years as an SBI special agent. He served in the N.C. Army National Guard from 1983 to 1989. A North Carolina native and North Carolina State University graduate, Collier comes from a family of state employees: his father is a retired State Highway Patrol lieutenant, and his mother is a retired school teacher. Collier and his wife, Ann, have two grown children.