For Harold Shaw, starting a job as the new special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office is a bit of a homecoming.

Shaw grew up in Weymouth and Hingham. He returned to Boston last month after spending much of his 17-year FBI career in the New York office.

Shaw has worked on several high-profile terror investigations, including the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks, the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000 and the attacks in Benghazi in 2012.

He says his priorities for Boston are similar to the FBI's national priorities, including national security, identifying homegrown violent extremists and preventing cyber espionage.

After the recent terror attacks in Paris, Shaw says the FBI continues to work with its partners and the intelligence community.  {Associated Press)