Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2006

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Weis will lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Philadelphia Field Office

Washington, D.C. – FBI Director Robert S. Mueller has appointed J. P. (Jody) Weis, a 21-year veteran of the FBI, as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office. SAC Weis will lead a diverse team of professionals assigned to fighting domestic and international terrorism as well as combating traditional criminal matters in eastern Pennsylvania. He is replacing John C. Eckenrode who recently retired from the FBI.

Mr. Weis began his career in 1985 in the Houston Division of the FBI in the Corpus Christi Resident Agency where he was assigned to reactive crimes. He opted for a transfer to Houston, Texas, and was assigned terrorism, narcotics, and violent crime matters. Mr. Weis also served on the Houston SWAT team and as a Bomb Technician. Mr. Weis was promoted to the FBI's Bomb Data Center in November 1992 and was transferred to the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit in October 1994. In January 1996 Mr. Weis was selected for the Violent Crimes Squad in Phoenix, Arizona, where, during the course of his assignment at Phoenix, he also supervised Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism, and Civil Rights squads. Mr. Weis was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office in June 2000 where he was responsible for the While Collar Crime, Organized Crime, Violent Crime, and Administrative Programs during his assignment in Illinois.

In March 2003 Mr. Weis was promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility. When the Office of Professional Responsibility was reorganized, Mr. Weis was selected as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Administrative Services Division. In May 2005 Mr. Weis reported to the Los Angeles Field Office where he served as the Criminal Special Agent in Charge.

Mr. Weis is a graduate of the University of Tampa where he earned a degree in Chemistry in April 1979. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in the field of Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He achieved the rank of Captain prior to his discharge in December 1984.


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