Jim comes to the Sig Sauer Academy after retiring from a large State law enforcement agency. During his career he served as general duty road Trooper, Detective and held several different supervisory positions. He also served as a member of the Technical Emergency and Mission Specialist Unit responsible for tactical operations, underwater search and recovery and high angle rescue. During this fulltime assignment, he participated in hundreds of tactical operations and other mission specific details. After a stint on the T.E.A.M.S Unit, Jim spent several years assigned to Anti-Crime Unit targeting street level violent crime and drug crime as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force in Camden City, NJ. Jim brings a wealth of experience involving general patrol, street level narcotics operations and quality of life issues, which are often associated with police operations within inner cities. Jim was extensively involved with various aspects of the firearms program within his organization throughout his career and served as a firearms instructor, armorer and he was a member of the departments weapons and tactics committee for several years. He holds several police related specialty certifications, as well as multiple firearms instructor certifications and is an armorer with several different firearms platforms. Jim is a former US Marine and an active member of professional organizations such as the F.B.I. National Academy Association (FBINAA), the Former Troopers Association and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Additionally he is an accomplished Master Class competitive shooter and a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association, the United States Practical Shooting Association and GSSF.