Jim worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post. Following his military service, he served for twenty-seven years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California. During his career in law enforcement, he worked with, supervised, or managed nearly every specialty assignment in the department. He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.
He and his wife, Jamie, worshiped and ministered at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California for twenty years before relocating to the Dallas-Forth Worth area in Texas. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Jim enjoys dates with Jamie, outdoor sports, exercising, reading, and playing with the grandkids and his German Shepherds.