On September 30, 2021, Marc A. Zimmermann was appointed the Deputy Director of INTERPOL Washington, the U.S. National Central Bureau, after having served as the Assistant Director of the Transnational Crime Division at INTERPOL Washington since October 2019. As Deputy Director, Mr. Zimmermann serves as the chief operating officer of the agency, with responsibility for all activity undertaken in support of efforts to enhance border security, reduce counterterrorism threats, expand global police services, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations in partnership with foreign and domestic law enforcement agencies.
Prior to being assigned to INTERPOL Washington, Mr. Zimmermann served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in San Francisco, California, from 2016 to 2019, where he was responsible for a broad range of investigative disciplines involving transnational crime and national security. Additionally, Mr. Zimmermann was responsible for the HSI San Francisco forensic laboratory as well as oversight of HSI San Francisco’s participation in the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the DHS Joint Task Force-West program, the Border Enforcement Security Task Force, and the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (ReCoM) initiative with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Zimmermann was assigned to Washington, D.C., where he held a number of posts, including Deputy Chief of Staff for HSI and Law Enforcement Advisor to the Counterterrorism Coordinator at DHS. Mr. Zimmermann began his federal law enforcement career in 2004 with HSI in Newark, New Jersey. As a Special Agent he was responsible for investigations involving national security matters, and as a Group Supervisor he managed the Border Security Intelligence Group and the Violent Gang Task Force.
Mr. Zimmermann holds a Master of Science in Homeland Security from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Centenary College. He is a proud and active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.