The Chicago Syndicate: Former Head of FBI's Chicago Field Office Organized Crime Unit is New Chicago Police Chief
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Former Head of FBI's Chicago Field Office Organized Crime Unit is New Chicago Police Chief

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office, Jody “J.P.” Weis, announced his retirement from the FBI. After 22 years of dedicated service to the FBI, Mr. Weis will leave to assume responsibilities as the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

“Jody has been a great asset to the FBI for 22 years and will be missed,” said Director Robert S. Mueller III. “We wish him luck with his new assignment.”

Mr. Weis entered on duty with the FBI in January 1985. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Weis was assigned to the Houston Division, Corpus Christi Resident Agency, where he was assigned to reactive crimes. Mr. Weis later transferred to Houston, where he investigated terrorism, narcotics, and violent crime matters. Mr. Weis also served on the Houston SWAT team and as a bomb technician.

In November 1992, Mr. Weis was promoted to the FBI’s Bomb Data Center, and in October 1994 he was transferred to the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit. Mr. Weis was selected for the violent crimes squad in Phoenix, Arizona, in January 1996, and during his tenure in Phoenix, he also supervised domestic terrorism, international terrorism and civil rights squads.

Mr. Weis was appointed Assistant Special Agent in Charge in charge of the Chicago Field Office in June 2002. In this capacity, Weis managed the white collar crime, organized crime, violent crime, and administrative programs. In March 2003, Mr. Weis was promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Mr. Weis was also selected as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Administrative Services Division after the reorganization of OPR.

In May 2005, Mr. Weis reported to the Los Angeles Field Office, where he served as the SAC over criminal operations. Mr. Weis provided oversight on all violent crime, drug, major gang, white collar crime, and public corruption investigations. He also supervised 11 Safe Streets task forces and oversaw criminal investigations in 11 resident agencies.

In May 2006, Mr. Weis was appointed SAC of the Philadelphia Field Office, where he managed one of the FBI’s largest field operations. During his tenure in Philadelphia, Mr. Weis oversaw the Fort Dix terrorism investigation and launched the “Step Up, Speak Up” campaign, a joint public and private initiative to encourage witnesses of violent crimes to come forward and protect others from becoming victims. Mr. Weis also supervised the pilot project “PinPoint,” which combines mapping software with intelligence in an effort to enhance law enforcement investigations on federal, state and local levels.


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