About Michelle

Michelle Weber was raised in Wyoming and graduated from Glenrock High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wyoming and her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. 

Michelle recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, a professional course of study for managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.  The 272nd session of the National Academy consisted of law enforcement executives from 48 states, 25 international countries, five military organizations and several federal law enforcement organizations. The prestigious National Academy is internationally known for its excellence in academics.   The program held at the FBI Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers.  A total of 51, 042 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.  Of those graduates, Michelle is one of 2,257 females that have completed the program. 

Michelle served 22 years in the United States Army Reserve. She began her career as an enlisted soldier while working on her degree and completing her ROTC program, rising in ranks from Second Lieutenant to the field rank of Major.  As a Corps of Engineer Officer, she served in various positions to include Platoon Leader, Company Commander, a deployment for damage assessment for Hurricane Rita and Department of Defense logistics officer for the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. She retired from the military in 2009 with several awards to include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.

Michelle was an Honor Graduate Nominee in her Peace Officer Basic Class and still holds the record for overall top female fitness at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. Recognized for her leadership experience, Michelle has served eight of the ten years on patrol as a supervisor with the Jackson Police Department. Michelle spent two years working as a detective assisting the prosecution of many cases involving child abuse and sexual assault victims. She has training in both hostage negotiations and child forensic interviews. Other duties with Jackson Police Department include administering department grants, supervising the bicycle unit and participating in the Citizens Mounted Police Unit. Currently, Michelle serves as the Support Operations Sergeant responsible for coordinating all individual and department training within the agency. Some other accomplishments within her police career include the employee of the quarter on three occasions and employee of the Year in 2014.

Michelle has demonstrated considerable dedication to both her local community as well as her country.  In addition to her various career endeavors, Michelle was recognized with several notable awards for her civic service in the Jackson community.  The Soroptimist of Jackson Hole presented her with the Making a Difference for Women Award for her efforts in making extraordinary and positive contributions to the lives of women and girls. In 2016, Mayor Flitner recognized Michelle as a citizen that “goes the extra mile” to make the town of Jackson a better place for all. She was also awarded the Spirit of Volunteerism by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).  She is an active member of the Breakfast Rotary Club and the American Legion.  Michelle currently serves on the Community Juvenile Services Board and acts as Regional Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. She is a graduate of Leadership Jackson Hole and Leap into Leadership.

Michelle enjoys the great outdoors and spends much of her time trail running and riding horses.  She is passionate about her community and believes that she has the experience and leadership to make many positive contributions to the lives of those she has already had the pleasure of serving for the past several years.

 

Acerca de Michelle

Michelle Weber se crió en Wyoming y se graduó de Glenrock High School. Recibió su Licenciatura en Justicia Penal de la Universidad de Wyoming y su Maestría en Administración y Liderazgo de la Western Governor's University.

 

Michelle sirvió 22 años en la Reserva del Ejército de los Estados Unidos. Ella comenzó su carrera como soldado enlistado mientras trabajaba en su título y completando su programa ROTC, ascendiendo en rangos de Segundo Teniente al rango Major en campo. Como oficial del Cuerpo de Ingenieros, ocupó diversos puestos para incluir al Líder de Pelotón, el Comandante de la Compañía, un despliegue de evaluación de daños para el huracán Rita y el oficial de logística del Departamento de Defensa para la Convención Nacional Demócrata en Denver, Colorado. Se retiró del ejército en 2009 con varios premios incluyendo la Medalla de Servicio Meritorio, la Medalla de Mención del Ejército y la Medalla de Logro del Ejército.

 

Michelle era una nominada para graduarse de Honor en su clase básica de oficial de paz y todavía posee el récord de aptitud física superior femenina en la Academia de Aplicación de la Ley de Wyoming. Reconocida por su experiencia en liderazgo, Michelle ha servido ocho de los diez años en patrulla como supervisora el Departamento de Policía de Jackson. Michelle pasó dos años trabajando como detective ayudando en el enjuiciamiento de muchos casos relacionados con abuso infantil y víctimas de agresión sexual. Ella tiene entrenamiento tanto en negociaciones de rehenes como en entrevistas forenses para niños. Otros deberes del Departamento de Policía de Jackson incluyen la administración de subvenciones departamentales, la supervisión de la unidad de bicicletas y la participación en la Unidad de Policía Montada de Ciudadanos. Actualmente, Michelle se desempeña como Sargento de Operaciones de Apoyo, responsable de coordinar toda la capacitación individual y departamental dentro de la agencia. Algunos otros logros dentro de su carrera policial incluyen al empleado del trimestre en tres ocasiones y al empleado del año en 2014.

 

Michelle ha demostrado una gran dedicación tanto a su comunidad local como a su país. Además de sus diversos esfuerzos profesionales, Michelle fue reconocida con varios premios notables por su servicio cívico en la comunidad de Jackson. “The Soroptimist of Jackson Hole” le otorgó el premio “Making a Difference for Women Award ”por sus esfuerzos en hacer contribuciones extraordinarias y positivas a las vidas de mujeres y niñas. En 2016, el alcalde Flitner reconoció a Michelle como ciudadana que “hace un esfuerzo adicional”para hacer de Jackson un lugar mejor para todos. También fue galardonada con el Espíritu de Voluntariado por el Apoyo al Empleador de la Guardia y la Reserva (ESGR). Ella es un miembro activo del Breakfast Rotary Club y la American Legion. Actualmente, Michelle es miembro de la Junta de Servicios Juveniles de la Comunidad y actúa como Presidenta Regional del Apoyo al Empleador de la Guardia y la Reserva. Ella es graduada de Leadership Jackson Hole y Leap into Leadership.

 

Michelle disfruta del aire libre y pasa gran parte de su tiempo corriendo y montando a caballo. Ella es una apasionada de su comunidad y cree que tiene la experiencia y el liderazgo para hacer muchas contribuciones positivas a las vidas de aquellos a quienes ya ha tenido el placer de servir en los últimos años.