Sergeant Jim Schlicher (Retired) has completed 25 years of Law Enforcement with the Westmont Police Department, Illinois.
In his tenure at Westmont he had many opportunities which included 22 years in SWAT He retired from SWAT as the Team Commander for a multi-jurisdictional Team responsible for the protection of over 300,000 residents.
Jim retired as a patrol sergeant and had an array of responsibilities including the field training program, department training, use of force training, maintaining policies and procedures and the scheduling of the 42 employees. Jim also was the critical incident advisor to School District 201 and School District 60, where he developed, instituted and trained school staff and students k-12 the Run, Hide Fight strategy for their school’s Active Shooter Policy. Jim served three years as the school resource officer where he started several pro-active programs with the students and the schools. He also had the opportunity to be assigned to the states narcotics unit where he served for three years.
Jim obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Sports Medicine and his Master’s Degree from Lewis University in Criminal Social Science. He Graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command in 2009. Jim was awarded the Medal of Valor from the DuPage County Hundred’s Club for the officer-involved shooting he was involved on June 1, 2012. Jim has also recently graduated the highly regarded Force Science Institute. He continues to support the field of Public Safety working as a Firefighter and EMT for the Village of Clarendon Hills and instructs at the Suburban Law Enforcement Police Academy.