James S. Weaver III began his employment with the Marietta College Police Department in August of 2008. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in November of 2010 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January of 2013. In December of 2013 he was appointed the Chief of Police. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
During his time with the Marietta College Police Department he has attained several certifications such as CIT, Taser Instructor, Firearms Instructor, A.L.i.C.E Instructor, TLO Officer, OPOTA Instructor, and Master Criminal Investigator.
Jim has a strong focus on community policing concepts and continued professional training for his officers with a goal of providing the most professional police department for the students, faculty, staff, and guests at Marietta College. Through his leadership three full time officers have attained certification as Master Criminal Investigators and one full time officer has attained certification as a Master Evidence Technician. He also led the Marietta College Police Department in becoming the first agency in Ohio to earn accreditation through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in December of 2013.