Jim Sherlock is the Director of Operations for Silver Star Protection Group (SSPG).
Jim has 32 years of law enforcement experience and brings extensive knowledge in safety, security and regulatory compliance. Jim served 30 years as a police officer in Chicago and retired as a detective in the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force – Complex Homicide Group. As a detective in the Task Force, Jim investigated high profile unsolved homicides, bank robberies, kidnappings, and assisted local law enforcement with ongoing active shooters and police shootings. While a member of the FBI Task Force Jim possessed top secret clearance.
Prior to the FBI Task Force, Jim was assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. Jim was responsible for conducting long term surveillance for the purpose of capturing most wanted fugitives in a three state area. Jim also participated in multi-jurisdictional exercises in preparation for terrorist, biological, or chemical incidents.
Before serving in the FBI and U.S. Marshals Task Forces, Jim held many positions within the Chicago Police Department. Jim began his career as a patrol officer in Chicago’s Englewood community. Jim then advanced to the Special Operation Group (SOG), an aggressive street level crime fighting unit. SOG’s duties included directed patrol in high crime neighborhoods, identify violent street gang members and to develop relationships with community activists and other local leaders. Jim then moved to an undercover unit working Chicago’s complex mass transit system, which focused on the prevention of crimes against persons. Jim was promoted to homicide detective assigned to Chicago’s south side. Jim conducted violent crimes investigations related to homicides, police involved shootings, criminal sexual assaults, armed robberies, kidnappings and domestic violence. Jim prepared detailed reports memorializing the investigations and provided testimony in criminal prosecutions.
As a police officer, Jim also held the position of Director of Security for an internationally recognized television personality. Jim was responsible for the executive protection and facility security for the principle, his family and the entire crew and cast of the show. Jim was in charge of coordinating with domestic and international law enforcement during times of travel.
Jim worked for Major League Baseball in two separate departments in succession. Jim worked as a Resident Security Agent or “RSA”. Jim’s
duties included observing the game and reporting any exceptions directly to the Commissioner’s office. Exceptions included, but not limited to, how ballpark security handles situations related to fan behavior and player behavior in and out of the clubhouse. Jim was employed as a supervisor for Major League Baseball in the Authentication department. Jim supervised off-duty law enforcement officers, working as independent contractors, authenticate game used items and autographs. Program was designed to distinguish officially authenticated memorabilia from other items on the market. Goal was to guarantee authenticity.
Jim received his BA in Criminology from Purdue University in 1986.