SME: Critical Incident Negotiations
Certified Police Instructor
Certified Firearms Instructor/Armourer
Certified ICITAP Master Instructor
Supervision and Leadership
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Area of Study: Criminal Justice
Professional Membership: ILEETA, IAHN
Office: Toll Free: (855) 4GPSTRAINING
Cell: (843) 246-1072
The Director of Global Police Solutions, Jim brings with him over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, including three and half years as a Security Policeman/Law Enforcement Specialist, United States Air Force 79’-83’. During his law enforcement career, Jim rose through the ranks from patrolman to the Training Division Commander/Lieutenant with the Horry County Police Department, Horry County South Carolina. Jim is well diversified in law enforcement, as he worked as a Road Patrolman, Corporal, Detective, Major Level Narcotics Task Force Agent, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant and as the Training Lieutenant. As the Training Division Commander, Jim was responsible for managing all training for department officers, as well as conducting the departments hiring and promotional process. Jim is a certified Hostage Negotiator, and has over eighteen years of hostage negotiations experience. Jim served nine years as the Team Commander on the HCPD’s Critical Incident Negotiations Team, and helped to train numerous negotiation teams within the State. Jim is a past President of the South Carolina Crisis Negotiators Association, and served as a founding council member of the National Council of Negotiation Associations sponsored by the Department of Justice, where he helped to write national guidelines for hostage negotiation teams across the country.
In May of 2007, Jim accepted a position with EODT as a Security Supervisor at Camp Shield, Baghdad, Iraq, and later with MPRI as a Senior Police Mentor/Instructor at the Diwaniyah Iraqi Police Training Center, Diwaniyah, Iraq. In July of 2008, Jim transitioned over to DynCorp as a Police Trainer where he served as the Acting Team Lead, Training Team Lead, Acting Regional Commander for Advise and Assist Brigade 5 in South-West Iraq, as well as the Acting Civilian Police Training Team Lead. In 2009 while serving as the Lead Trainer for the Diwaniyah IPTC, Jim was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Initiative from Lieutenant General Helmick, Commanding General, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. Jim brings with him over three years of International Police training and management experience, and is eager to parlay his practical knowledge into quality training for those law enforcement officers who strive to be acknowledged as true professionals in their field.