Jeffrey Grimming was appointed as Deputy Director of INTERPOL Washington on November 17, 2023. As Deputy Director, Mr. Grimming oversees all operational and administrative activities globally for INTERPOL Washington (U.S. National Central Bureau).
Mr. Grimming most recently served as the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) senior field official for international operations in the Caribbean region, overseeing offices covering 28 foreign countries and nine U.S. Missions.
While in the Caribbean, Mr. Grimming developed the Caribbean Firearms Initiative. The architecture of the initiative assisted in addressing and focusing resources to counter the smuggling of U.S.-origin firearms and ammunition in the region.
Previously, Mr. Grimming served on details to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Task Force – East as the Deputy Director, responsible for negotiating international partnership agreements leading to impactful initiatives in border security. Mr. Grimming also served as the Acting Deputy Special Agent in Charge of HSI New England, overseeing offices in six northeastern states with over 350 employees and task force members.
While at HSI headquarters, Mr. Grimming served in leadership roles overseeing agency-wide efforts as the chief of the Extraterritorial Criminal Travel Strikeforce – a partnership with the Department of Justice’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Unit - targeting global human smuggling networks. Prior to that, Mr. Grimming held roles in HSI’s Undercover Operations, overseeing policy, budget, and the Undercover Review Committee’s recertification process.
In the field, Mr. Grimming served as a special agent and then was promoted to a supervisory special agent in HSI San Diego, responsible for a certified undercover operations group targeting smuggling and transportation networks involved in the international movement of narcotics and bulk currency.
Mr. Grimming began his career in 1997 as a police officer/detective at the City of Plantation, Florida Police Department and then as a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Mr. Grimming received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Criminology and is a graduate of the Key Executive Leadership Program from American University in Washington, D.C.