James Daly

Program Manager
Mobile: 571.238.6746

Jim Daly joined VCPI in March 2018 as a Program Manager. He collaborates with the other members of the VCPI team on the development and delivery of national, state and local programs, assists in the curriculum development of national training initiatives, and provides instruction in a variety of VCPI courses.

Jim started his law enforcement career in 1990 when he joined the Arlington County Police Department. Over the course of his career, he has been a first responder to natural and man-made disasters, he has taught community policing and homeland security courses to officers throughout the country and had assignments in the Operations, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Divisions of the Arlington County Police Department. In addition, he worked as the Aide to the Deputy Chief of Operations and later for the Chief of Police in Internal Affairs. He was a member of the ACPD Emergency Response Team – Crisis Negotiation Unit for sixteen years, the last five as commander. He responded to the Pentagon on 9/11 and was tasked with establishing the Staging Area for responding agencies and later worked in evidence recovery. In 2005, he responded as a member of Arlington Task Force I to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and helped establish the Emergency Operations Center for the City of New Orleans. From 2005-2011, he was the lead for the Emergency Support Function (ESF-13) for Arlington County and from 2006-2012, he was a member of the National Capital Regions – Incident Management Team where he was deployed to the California wildfires in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain where he commanded the Information and Technology Management Section and later was the commander of the Patrol Section. Jim finished his career as the Field Operations Division Commander for the Leesburg Police Department and retired from law enforcement in 2018.

As a sworn officer, Jim was a certified instructor through the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He has been an instructor for VCPI since 2001 where he taught community policing classes throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, he taught the Scenario Based Executive Level Training to law enforcement and private sector executives nationwide. In 2011, he co-developed the Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security Course for VCPI and has taught the course throughout the United States to local, state and federal officers. He also co-developed a Leadership Development class for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy where he co-taught the class twice a year to officers and civilian employees of member agencies who were interested in leadership.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in Administration (Public Administration) from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the FBI-National Academy as well as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS).