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Tarleton State University Rural Law Enforcement Initiative Staff

Jim Cooley


Jim has coordinated Tarleton’s Rural Law Enforcement Initiative since 2006. He began his law enforcement career in 1987. He holds Master Peace Officer, Master Jailer, Advanced Telecommunicator and TCLEOSE Instructor certificates. Jim also served on Special Response Teams, as a D.A.R.E. officer and mentor, and is trained as a Hostage Negotiator.