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Bishop Hicks May 24, 2022
Diocese of Joliet Update
Jeffrey Schmitz May 31, 2022
Zebra Technologies Applications
Jim Whitmer Jun 07, 2022
Career of an FBI Agent and Present Day Thoughts

James Lyle Whitmer

Areas of Expertise

 Criminal Investigator (Special Agent with the FBI) (26 years)
 Police Oversight Investigator (COPA) (4 years)
 College Teaching: Criminal Justice, Chemistry and Forensics, Law and Legal
 Legal Experience: Solo Practitioner – Criminal Defense / DCFS Defense
 Surfactant Chemist and Instructor Forensics and Hazardous Materials

Professional Experience:
2018 - Present

Investigator – Civilian Office of Police Accountability (City of Chicago):
(Investigates 4th Amendment Violations, Traffic Stops, Terry Stops, Arrests
and Searches Incident to Arrest, Searches and Search Warrants, Excessive
Force Matters, Gun-Pointing and Taser-Related Matters, Deaths in Lock-Up,
and Attempted Suicides in Custody, and Physical and Verbal Abuse Matters.)

2015 - 2018

Program Coordinator - Northwestern College, Chicago, Illinois (Institute of

Legal Studies – Criminal Justice / Paralegal)

Cook County Department of Revenue, Investigator 2014
Conducted revenue related inspections; wrote tax policies and procedures.

Solo Practitioner (Law) – James Whitmer Law 2006-Present

Maintains solo practice in Criminal Law, Family Law (DCFS – Defense), School
Law and Juvenile Law.
Teaching Experience (Criminal Justice, Law and Science) 2007-2020
 DePaul University (Chicago, IL) (Criminal Justice)
 Triton College (River Grove, IL) (Criminal Justice)
 Choir Academy of Chicago – Dean of Students
 Illinois Institute of Art (Chicago, IL) (Chemistry)
 Governor’s State University (University Park, IL) (Criminal Justice)
 Adler School of Professional Psychology / Chicago Police Academy (Police
Psychology Program)
 DeVry University (Addison, IL) (Criminal Justice)
 North Park University (Chicago, IL) (Criminal Law and Procedure)
 Northwestern College (Chicago, IL) (Chemistry, Biology, Criminal Justice)
 Wright College (Chicago, IL) (Biochemistry - Astronomy)
 FBI Academy (Legal Studies – Criminal Investigations)
Courses Taught:
 Criminal Law
 Criminal Procedure
 Laws of Evidence
 Criminal Investigations
 The Psychology of Leadership
 The Psychology of Evil and Criminal Behavior
 Law Enforcement Administration
 Criminology
 Ethics in Criminal Justice
 Forensic Science
 Chemistry
 Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
FBI Special Agent - Chicago Division 1980-2006
 Principal Relief Supervisor: Property Crimes, Organized Crime, Drugs,
 Acting Supervisor: Intelligence Matters and Foreign Police Cooperation
 General Police Instructor: Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Arson, Russian
Organized Crime, Drugs, Undercover Matters, Taught Courses at the FBI
Academy, Quantico, Va.; Various FBI Field Offices; and at the Naval
Investigative Service, Washington, D.C.
 Foreign Police Instructor: Level II Russian Speaker; Taught General
Investigative Matters to the Georgian National Police, Former USSR.
 Case Agent Major FBI Investigations: Mexican Heroin, Chinese Organized
Crime, Domestic Terrorism, Russian Organized Crime and Drug Matters

 Lecturer FBI Academy: Undercover Matters, Electronic Surveillance, Drugs
 Certified Undercover Agent: Undercover Attorney in Operation SOFT
TISSUE (Insurance Fraud); Organized Crime (New York City); Money
Laundering (Chicago); Russian Organized Crime (Zurich, Switzerland)



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