James W. Dodson, Commander, (retired) is a fourth-generation Texas Police Officer with 27 years of service with the Odessa, Texas Police Department. During his service to the community, he rose through the ranks to the position of Police Commander, which he held for 14 years. Commander Dodson had extensive experience in narcotic law enforcement, both as an agent and supervisor. He had over seventeen years of command experience in managing the Internal Affairs function, the Criminal Investigation and Patrol Services Bureau, and was a state certified instructor for over 22 years, specializing in the areas of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Police Supervision and Leadership. He has established a continuous proven track record in his commitment to the development of public safety, criminal justice and civilian professionals. In June of 2006, he was awarded the Texas Police Association “Wallace Beasley Award” for outstanding contribution to law enforcement training and education. Jim Dodson is a national level leadership, integrity and ethics seminar presenter and the CEO and founder of Dodson Training Resources, Inc. His unique presentation style and the manner that he blends his real life experiences as a law enforcement professional and trainer are very insightful, moving and impactive.