Joe Jeronimo is the Assistant Director of the Office of Training and Development for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In this role, Mr. Jeronimo is responsible for operation of ICE Training Academies; as well as design, development, delivery, recordation and accreditation of training and career development programs.
Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Jeronimo served as the Special Agent in Charge for the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, West Region. As the Special Agent in Charge for the West Region, Mr. Jeronimo had operational oversight of public corruption and employee misconduct investigations covering eight states and approximately 15,000 ICE and Customs and Border Protection employees.
Mr. Jeronimo began his law enforcement career with the Amherst Massachusetts Police Department in 1995. During his six year career with Amherst, Mr. Jeronimo served as a patrolman and a detective. In 2001, Mr. Jeronimo joined the United States Customs Service as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Resident Agent in Charge, Eagle Pass, Texas field office. In 2004, Mr. Jeronimo was reassigned to the Special Agent in Charge, Phoenix, Arizona office and in 2006;Mr. Jeronimo was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and was assigned as the supervisor for the National Security Group. In 2007, Mr. Jeronimo was reassigned to ICE/HQ as a National Program Manager. During his tenure in HQ, Mr. Jeronimo held positions within the Trade Transparency Unit, the Worksite Enforcement Unit and the Financial Programs/Cornerstone Unit. In October of 2009, Mr. Jeronimo was promoted to Unit Chief for the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center located at the OCDETF Fusion Center. In October of 2010, Mr. Jeronimo was selected as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Mr. Jeronimo recently completed the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and received his SES Certification. In addition, Mr. Jeronimo is a graduate of the American University Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program as well as the Department of Homeland Security Fellows Program. Mr. Jeronimo also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.