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Board welcomes new Investigations Department director

Image for Board welcomes new Investigations Department director Jerry D. Weaver took over as the NCMB’s Investigations Department director on September 1. He leads a staff of 14, including 10 investigators deployed across North Carolina.

Weaver replaces Curt Ellis, who retired in August after 10 years as the Board’s Director of Investigations.

Weaver, a native of Alleghany County, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career as a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in 1982 and was assigned to the Hickory District as the resident criminal agent for Caldwell and Watauga counties. During this period, Weaver conducted hundreds of criminal and drug investigations and was assigned to multiple task force cases and other sensitive investigations. In 1987 he transferred to the Fayetteville District where he served as District Polygraph Examiner. In 1994 Weaver was promoted to the position of Statewide Coordinator for the SBI Polygraph Unit supervising all Bureau Polygraph Examiners. In addition, he was the Chief Instructor for the SBI Academy specializing in Interrogation techniques.

In 1998 Weaver was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the 9-county Fayetteville District and in 2002 he was promoted to Special Agent in Charge responsible for supervising 25 agents and a staff of 2 on-sworn personnel. Weaver retired from the SBI in 2009. In 2010 he was hired by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to the Fraud Unit. While there, Weaver investigated embezzlements, false pretenses and other financial crimes. He joined the NCMB in 2011 as a Board investigator.