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For over 30 years, Sgt. Jim Sears served as a law enforcement officer with the Irving, TX police department as a patrol officer, school resource officer, and as a detective in the Youth Services, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse units. More recently, Jim was supervisor for the domestic violence, child abuse, and youth service units at the Irving Family Advocacy Center. A dedicated advocate of children, Sgt Sears currently serves as a law enforcement consultant and instructor with several agencies including the Shaken Baby Alliance for the Serious Physical Child Abuse and SIDS program, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement , Texas Municipal Police Association, and is on the design team for the new Fox Valley / OJJDP national training project for child abuse.
Sgt. Sears is the 2011 Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center ‘s recipient of its Lt. Bill Walsh Award for career achievements in the field of child abuse investigations. Sgt. Sears frequently lectures on topics related to child abuse investigations, interview and interrogation, and crime scene investigations for domestic violence and child abuse. A father of three wonderful boys, Sgt. Sears is dedicated to bringing justice to the victims of domestic violence and child abuse.