Federation is excited to announce that Jimi Horne is our new Deputy Community Security Director. Jimi will work alongside Community Security Director Neil Rabinovitz, rounding out an exceptionally strong team working every day to protect our community of more than 125,000 people. He joins us from the Charleston Jewish Federation where he served as the community’s Security and Emergency Management Consultant. Jimi is a Charleston native, with 25 years of paramedic experience, 28 years reserve military experience, and eight years combined law enforcement and security experience.
As a paramedic, Jimi worked in various areas of the EMS industry including working in a high-volume county 911 system, supporting law enforcement special operations, as a critical care paramedic on ground and air ambulances, and as a safety coordinator/paramedic in the steel industry. Jimi left clinical practice to go into education, working in medical simulation, and health IT education. He was the program coordinator and clinical coordinator for a paramedic associate program.
Jimi is also a Senior Master Sargent in the Air Force, currently serving as a Military Clinical Specialist assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command. His previous assignment was as Superintendent of Aerospace Medicine overseeing the physical exam process for over 1,800 airmen.
Jimi’s law enforcement and security background includes serving as a reserve deputy for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office where he engaged in general patrol and drug interdiction operations, and with the U.S. Air Force working in base security and law enforcement.
He has also found the time to be an active volunteer in the Charleston Jewish community serving as security chair for both a local day school and his synagogue, and he was one of the founding members of the Charleston Jewish community’s security taskforce. Jimi holds a MEd in adult education from Strayer University and is currently writing his dissertation to complete a PhD in criminal justice from Walden University.