Jim’s Community Involvement
Professional & Law Enforcement Qualifications and Associations
- Twenty-seven year law enforcement veteran.
- Texas certified Master Peace Officer.
- Licensed Texas attorney, admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Former 2nd Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Special Prosecutions for the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
- Special Prosecutor in a 2008 felony public corruption case against a sitting North Texas district attorney. Co-author of “Violating the Public’s Trust,” an article describing this case, which was published in The Prosecutor Magazine.
- Seven-year military service as a U.S. Air Force Security Police Dog Handler, EST Team (SWAT) member, and Criminal Investigator.
- Active member of the North Texas Crime Commission’s committees on Law Enforcement Training and Legislative Affairs. Former member of the Board of Directors for the NTCC.
- Board of Directors of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, and serves as a Co-Chair for their Legislative Committee.
- Member of the National Sheriff’s Association, where he serves as a member of the Public Affairs Committee.
- Graduated the 114th Session of the prestigious National Sheriffs Institute
- Featured in the August 1996 Reader’s Digest article titled, “To Catch Three Thieves,” for the investigation and international manhunt of organized criminal telemarketers responsible for stealing over $58 million from senior citizens across the United States and Canada.
Political and Community Involvement & Leadership Positions
- Judge Advocate for the American Legion Bill Bryant Post 110, McKinney, Texas.
- Board of Directors, Child Advocacy Center of Collin County
- Board of Directors Trustee, Collin County Meals on Wheels.
Pol. Adv. paid for by the Jim Skinner Campaign, Charlie O'Reilly, Treasurer.