Jim has 28 years of experience in Military and Law Enforcement. He also has a diverse background in Communications, Patrol Operations, Tactical Operations and Training. He has served as a certified instructor in Firearms Defensive Tactics/Combatives, SWAT, Active Threat, High Threat CQB, High Threat Vehicle Engagements, and as a Shoot House Instructor.
Jim is currently a staff member with the Ohio Tactical Officers Association.
Jim has served as an Adjunct Instructor with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. He has also served as Adjunct Academy Instructor for Clark State Community College. Jim is an assistant instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) SWAT program and Defensive Tactics programs. He has also been selected by the State of Ohio to develop Ohio’s Single Officer Response to Active Threat (SORAT) training. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) SWAT, SORAT and live-fire room entry.
Jim was a US Army Infantryman and served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He has earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Medal of Valor.