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James Weber

Law Enforcement Academy and Criminal Justice Instructor


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Jim Weber is an Instructor with Mineral Area College, Criminal Justice Department and the Law Enforcement Academy. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Southeast Missouri State University and is currently working toward his Master's in Criminal Justice.

Jim is a retired Special Agent with 22 years of experience working for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. Prior to becoming a Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security, Jim was a special agent with the United States Customs Service and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Academy in Glynco, Georgia. He has extensive investigative experience in international narcotics smuggling and trafficking, money laundering, criminal gang activity, national security and domestic and international terrorism. Jim was a Certified Undercover Operative with the Department of Homeland Security and has substantial experience in undercover investigations. Jim had lengthy assignments to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, as well as their Violent Crime Safe Streets Task Force. With local, state and federal experience, Jim has 30 years overall law enforcement and investigative experience.

Jim joined MACLEA in 2022 as a full-time instructor for our criminal justice and academy students. Prior to that, he was an adjunct instructor with the MAC law enforcement academy.

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