Joseph J. Lestrange, PhD

Business North America​

Ex Division Chief of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Headquarters, Public Safety & National Security Division​


Dr. Lestrange, the newest member to our executive team, is an experienced global leader, responsible for overseeing all business operations for the recently launched METIS North America.

This includes strategic planning, business development, marketing, product innovation and public relations functions as well as the establishment of key lateral and joint business partnerships. He is also a Research Fellow at the Future Policing Institute – Center on Policing and Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining METIS, he served the U.S. Government in multiple leadership roles, including Senior Agency Official to the U.S. Council on Transnational Organized Crime, created by President Biden to develop “whole of government” solutions to complex national challenges.

He retired two years ago as Division Chief of Public Safety and National Security for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Headquarters, where he provided global executive oversight of multiple interdiction, investigation, and intelligence units; agency programs, inter-agency operations and technology initiatives including the strategic development of an AI driven, big data analytics framework across the entirety of the Department of Homeland Security’s law enforcement and security portfolio.

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