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James Reeves

James Reeves

Strategic Advisor

A Bit About Me

James Reeves served for 38 years in progressively responsible positions in law enforcement and is currently serving as a School Resource Officer (SRO) National Practitioner, certified through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), as a teacher, counselor, and law enforcement. He leads by example with a highly visible presence in the Southlake Carroll schools to facilitate a safe learning environment; provide valuable resources to school staff, and foster a positive relationship with our nation’s youth; with the primary objective of protecting every child so they can reach their fullest potential.


James currently facilitates training and professional development programs: Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement, Leadership for the FTO, Enneagram Personality Types, Leadership in the Education System; and conducts School Site Threat Assessments. Based on a needs assessment identified by staff and parents, James developed and instructs Situational Awareness and Self Defense classes for female high school and college students.


Prior to his retirement, having served 25 years, from the DFW Airport Police Department in 2016; James served for 15 years in a supervisory role as Lieutenant /SWAT Commander. In preparation for Super Bowl XLV held in North Texas in 2011, James was engaged in onsite security and planning for Super Bowl XLIII (2009-Tampa, FL) and Super Bowl XLIV (2010-Miami, FL). His tactical expertise also included leading the 6-person Go-Team investigating the American Airline crash in Kingston Jamaica in December 2009. Before moving to Texas, James served for 5 years in the Lake Charles Police Department in Louisiana after a brief career in restaurant ownership.


James is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (257th session), FBI Command College, IACP SWAT Commander School and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) Management and Supervision Leadership. His tactical and leadership instruction includes advanced SWAT, sniper and Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT) Tactical Team Leader training. He holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer’s License and has extensive leadership and command professional training and experience.

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