ABOUT TED GOLDEN
Special Agent Ted Golden retired after 28 years of service to the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in January 2014. Golden is a 29-year resident of DeKalb County, who earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis. He is married to Dr. Cynthia L. Golden, a DeKalb County educator. Golden is the proud father of four sons, the three oldest of whom have all earned advanced degrees and followed him into careers in law enforcement. His youngest son is a ninth-grade honor student, attending public school in DeKalb County.
Golden began his law enforcement career as an Intake Officer at the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court in 1980. A few months after completing his Bachelor’s Degree, he became a Juvenile Court Probation officer. In 1982 Golden joined the Memphis Police Department. He was hired by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1985 and was assigned to the San Francisco Field Office. Golden was transferred to Atlanta in 1990 and has held assignments in enforcement operations, intelligence, marijuana eradication, public information, technical operations and special operations, during his 23 years in the Atlanta Office. In addition to becoming proficient at conducting narcotics investigations, Golden became a skilled manager of people, resources, budgets, information systems, communications and media/public relations.