Jim has been a Henderson resident since his family moved here in 1986. While growing up he attended Burkholder Junior High School and graduated from Basic High School. In 1993, he hired on with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and for the next 29 years he promoted up through the ranks to his current position of Deputy Chief. Over the course of his career, he held positions such as Patrol Officer, Narcotics Detective, K9 Handler, K9 Sergeant, Counter Terrorism Lieutenant, and held Captain level positions- over two different sub-stations, Organizational Development, Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, and SWAT. Jim's leadership abilities were highlighted by his promotion to Deputy Chief in 2020 and has been charged to lead three different divisions- Community Policing, Tourist Safety, and Detention Services where he currently serves.
Over the course of his career Jim has been the recipient of the Unit Medal of Valor as well as several Meritorious Medals of service. During times of crisis the LVMPD, establishes a Department Operations Center to oversee and lead large critical events that impact our community such as forest fires, officers being killed, or other unforeseen events. Jim was charged with leading this operation center on numerous occasions over the last eight years to include the Las Vegas Mass Shooting of 1-October. While employed at the LVMPD, Jim went back to school and obtained an Associate degree from College of Southern Nevada in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts from Nevada State College for Public Administration-Law Enforcement, and a Master of Arts from the Naval Post Graduate School for Security Studies.
Jim has been married to his beautiful wife, Barbara, for over 25 years. They are the proud parents of 15-year-old boy/girl twins who attend Foothill High School. Throughout the course of their marriage, they have lived in various parts of the city to include West Henderson in Anthem and where they currently reside in East Henderson. Jim has the courage, commitment, and compassion to serve his community in a new role by representing Ward 1 on the city council for the City of Henderson. He is wanting to contribute his leadership, dedication, and public safety experience for the great City of Henderson that he loves by making it safe and successful for all who live, work, and visit. Jim's character, integrity, experience make him uniquely qualified and well equipped to help lead this great city to even greater heights.