Lt. Jim Glennon, the third generation in a family of law enforcement officers, began his career in 1980 with the Lombard, Ill. Police Department. Retiring as a Commander, Jim held positions as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant, and Commander of the Investigations Unit. In 1998 he was selected as the first Commander of Investigations for the newly formed DuPage County Major Crimes (Homicide) Task Force.
Lt. Glennon has a BA in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Law Enforcement Justice Administration from Western Illinois University. Jim attended the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University where he was elected class president, received the prestigious Kreml Leadership Award, and began teaching for Northwestern within months of completing the 400 hour course. Lt. Glennon was one of the two original Defensive Tactics Coordinators for the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in DuPage County, IL.
Jim is the lead instructor for LifeLine Training. Teaching various courses for both law enforcement and private industry, Lt. Glennon specializes in seminars that deal with Officer Safety, Interaction Skills (Arresting Communication), and Leadership (Finding the Leader in You: The More Courageous Path).
Jim has columns featured on lawofficer.com and bluesheepdog.com and is the author of the book: “Arresting Communication: Essential Interaction Skills for Law Enforcement“. In 2010, Jim won the prestigious Maggie Award for Columnist of the Year for his column on policeone.com.