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Lt. Jim Glennon

Lt. Jim Glennon (ret) is an author, award winning columnist, nationally known instructor and owner of The Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar. Jim is the third generation in a family of law enforcement officers, and had a 30 year career with the Lombard, IL Police Department.  He was selected as the first Commander of Investigations for the newly formed DuPage County Major Crimes (Homicide) Task Force in 1998. Lt. Glennon has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Police Management. A graduate of the Staff and Command College at Northwestern University Jim was elected class president, won the prestigious Kreml Leadership award and upon graduation immediately joined the adjunct instructor staff. 

Teaching various courses for both law enforcement and private industry, Jim specializes in three fields: Officer Safety (The Street Survival Seminar), Communication (Arresting Communication & The Warrior’s Edge), and Leadership (Finding the Leader in You). 

Lt. Glennon is a featured writer for both Law Officer Magazine and lawofficer.com. He won the acclaimed “MAGGIE” Award as Columnist of the Year and is the author of the books, He is the author of Arresting Communication: Essential Interaction Skills for Law Enforcement and the recently published Arresting Communication: The Academy Version published by Calibre Press.

He is also an award-winning columnist (MAGGIE Award) and authored the book – ARRESTING COMMUNICATION: Essential Interaction Skills for Law Enforcement.  In 2010 Lawofficer.com named Arresting Communication one of the “ten best law enforcement books of all time.”

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