Jim came from a first career of 28 years in the private sector, where among other positions, he served as the director of a 300-member department for a Fortune 500 company. He started at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a Reserve Deputy. He spent 18 years in that unit, serving as a reserve deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain and retiring as the commander. Jim joined the Sheriff’s Office full-time in 2008. Over the past 14 years, Jim has managed Internal Affairs, Case Management, Campus Deputies, Courthouse Security, IT, and Reception units. At the Sheriff’s Office, he has held the titles of Professional Standards Manager, Risk Manager, and most recently Sheriff’s Administration Manager. In that role, Jim was responsible to assist the Sheriff and Undersheriff on a daily basis in the management of the Enforcement, Corrections, and Support branch’s policy development, strategic management, critical incident management, and delivery of services.
Jim has completed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Police Legal Advisor training. He holds a Middle Management certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC), and certification from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Leadership in Police Organizations program. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Command College, and most recently was awarded the FBI LEEDA’s Trilogy Award for completion of their Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.
Jim and his wife Ann raised two daughters in Clark County. Jim and Ann will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary later this year.