Jim Golden

Police Training Consultant

James B. (Jim) Golden has worked in law enforcement for more than 40 years and began his career in the Philadelphia, PA Police Department. Rising through the ranks to Captain, he served as the department’s Executive Officer from 1992 until his retirement in 1996. Following Philadelphia, Jim went on to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Saginaw, MI until 2000, when he was appointed Trenton, New Jersey’s first civilian Police Director. His experience as a senior police official led to his appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve as the first Federal Security Director at Philadelphia International Airport for the Transportation Security Administration in 2002. Jim’s last career assignment was Deputy Chief of School Operations and Chief Safety Executive for the School District of Philadelphia, where he and his team were responsible for the safety and security of more than 200,000 students and staff on 267 school campuses.

As a partner of the ADG Law Enforcement Training Group, LLP, Jim currently provides advice to communities and police departments seeking to build trust and strengthen the relationship between police officers and the citizens they are sworn to serve and protect. With his vast law enforcement and public safety background, Jim is uniquely qualified and enjoys assisting communities across the country in shaping a new direction that engages citizens in a real partnership with their police departments to identify and solve neighborhood problems. His particular interest is improving the juvenile justice system and breaking the “school to prison” pipeline make him a valued member of the SFY training team.