James Sheets

James Sheets


Jimmy Sheets, a 30 year veteran of the FBI, started his career with the FBI assigned to the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington D. C. He joined the FBI Police and graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 1990 where he returned to serve in Washington, DC. Jimmy was promoted to lead police officer in 1994 and transferred to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, WV. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003. In 2005, Jimmy completed the FBI’s basic special weapons and tactics training course and served as an assistant team leader on the FBI Police patrol emergency response team. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2008 where he remained until 2012.

Jimmy was a patrol commander and supervised various operational programs such as the K9 unit, defensive tactics program, active shooter program, field training exercise program, field training officer program, EMT/ first aid program, and the fitness program. In 2008, Jimmy served as the FBI’s “Agency Representative” to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, GA. He has commanded uniformed officers deployed to major national incidents such as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and Hurricane Katrina. Jimmy has also commanded federal officers detailed to Quantico, VA, Newark NJ, and San Juan, Puerto Rico during various FBI operations.

In 2012, he accepted a position in the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program where he is the lead researcher for FBI officer safety studies. Jimmy is a FBI certified instructor and conducts officer safety presentations nationally.

Educationally, Jimmy holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy, a Masters of Criminal Justice from Boston University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 226th Session.