John E. Grimes III, CFE, CFI is Keynote Speaker at Ijona skills. has over 45 years of law enforcement, a criminal investigation, loss prevention, fraud examination experience, and teaching experience. John began his law enforcement career with the Baltimore City Police Department where he became a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). John left Baltimore and became a Special Agent with the Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit and was later promoted to Captain of the CID. In 1993, John joined the Amtrak Office of Inspector General/Office of Investigations as a Special Agent. In 1999, he was appointed the Chief Inspector. John retired from service in 2011.
John is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Studies at Stevenson University. John teaches the graduate-level course, Investigative Interview Techniques. Also, he is an Advisory Committee member for the Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University. He also developed and taught an introductory Loss Prevention Course for Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville, NC.
Furthermore, John is the Proprietor of Fraud and Loss Prevention Solutions. He consults and provides training and speaks on a variety of fraud topics including Procurement Fraud, Fraud, and Loss Prevention Strategies, and Forensic Interviewing and Interrogation. John also speaks about Ethics and Leadership.
John is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). John has been recognized as a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1997. John is a member of the ACFE Advisory Committee. John is also recognized as a Certified Forensic Interviewer by the Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessments, Ltd. He is a member of the Reid Institute on Interviewing and Interrogation and is al a member of the Loss Prevention Foundation.
Additionally, John is a former Staff Officer with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was recognized as an Instructor Specialist. Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Specialist, and Assistant Harbor Safety Specialist.
John holds an AA n Criminal Justice from The Community College of Baltimore County, a BA in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the Notre Dame of Maryland University, and an MS in Forensic Studies from Stevenson University. Additionally, John is a 1987 graduate of the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management at Babson College.