Sergeant Jim Schlicher is a 27 year veteran officer from suburban Chicago, IL.
Jim served as a Sergeant on patrol and specialized for 22 years in SWAT as the Team Commander for a multi-jurisdictional Team responsible for the protection of over 300,000 residents and was assigned to Illinois’ State Narcotics Unit.
Surviving an officer involved shooting, Sgt. Schlicher received a Medal of Valor from the DuPage County Hundred’s Club.
Jim has headed the field training program, advanced training, use of force, policies, procedures and scheduling for the department. Jim served as an SRO and was appointed the Regional School District’s critical incident advisor developing, instituting and training school staff and students K-12 in both policy and strategies for an Active Shooter Threats.
Jim received his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Social Science. He’s is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety – School of Police Staff and Command and recently completed training with the prestigious Force Science Institute.
Jim continued in the field of Public Safety and currently works as a Firefighter and EMT for the Village of Clarendon Hills and a sworn law enforcement officer for the Indian Head Park Police Department.
Sgt. Schlicher continues to train in both Law Enforcement and Fire arena’s, instructing at the Suburban Law Enforcement Police Academy. Jim joined Calibre Press in 2015 and instructs our legendary Street Survival Seminar, Tactical Leadership, Legally Justified, RoadWise, Constitutional Use of Force and The Ultimate Training Officer courses. Jim is the lead on our newest courses, Active Threat Incidents and Guardian on the Grounds.