A St. Joseph's University basketball alum has been tapped to lead the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations office in Philadelphia.

Marlon Miller was named special agent in charge for the office, which employs nearly 200 federal agents, intelligence analysts and other staff covering Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware.

Miller, who recently led the department's Detroit bureau, received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at St. Joseph's.  At 6-foot-8, he played forward for the Hawks from 1988 to 1991. He then joined the Philadelphia investigations office for the former U.S. Customs Service.

"I look forward to leading a group of talented special agents and support staff in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware," Miller said in a statement. "Philadelphia is like a second home to me."

In his 25 years in law enforcement, Miller has also served as the deputy special agent in charge Dallas, as well as several senior management roles.

HSI special agents conduct investigations involving cyber crimes, child exploitation, human trafficking, intellectual property rights, drug smuggling, illegal exporting of munitions and high-tech items, money laundering, financial crimes, and transnational gangs.