James “Jim” Weldin
Retired Assistant Supervisor Special Operations Unit Newark Delaware Police.
Jim Weldin is a retired police officer from the Newark Delaware Police Department. Prior to coming to the Newark PD, he was a police officer for the University of Delaware Police and the Anne Arundel County Police Department, where he received the Outstanding Recruit awards for Academics and Firearms. While at the Newark Police, Mr. Weldin served in the Patrol, Drugs, Crime Analysis and Special Operations Unit. He also was the initial Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Officer. Mr. Weldin was active in the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), having served various positions for FOP Lodge 4 and the State FOP. Mr. Weldin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), the Nowinski Award for outstanding performance, and was recipient of the Purple Heart.
Joining IEM in 2011, Mr. Weldin was initially a Senior Planner, having worked on various projects across the United States as both a Planner and a Master Exercise Practitioner. Mr. Weldin spent five years supporting the New Jersey State Police at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), located at the Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC) in West Trenton, NJ. Mr. Weldin drafted the State Emergency Operations Plan and served as the Planning Section Chief, Deputy Planning Section Chief, or Situation Unit for major activations of the New Jersey (SEOC) including Super Storm Sandy, Agadath Israel Gathering at Met Life Stadium, Super Bowl 48, and the Papal Visit to Philadelphia. Mr. Weldin received a Commendation from Col. Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, for support in the security planning for Super Bowl 48.
Mr. Weldin also supported the Gulf Coordination Council (GCC), which consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar, in the development of a six-state emergency operations center.
Currently, Mr. Weldin is the project manager for the IEM support to FEMA and the United States Army in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). CSEPP is a joint venture between FEMA, the Army and state and local governments to provide preparedness, response and recovery capabilities to communities that could be impacted by an accidental release of a stored chemical weapon.