Major James “Jimmy” Mullins is the Commander of the Community Services Division.
He was born and raised in the city of Dayton in the Linden Heights neighborhood. He graduated from Chaminade Julienne High School.
He was appointed to the Dayton Police Academy in 1997. After graduating the Dayton Police Academy in October of that year, he was assigned to the West Patrol Operations Division as a Patrol Officer. In 2003, he was assigned to the Narcotics Bureau, where he worked with the Strike Force Unit and served as a Drug Detective.
In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and worked in West Patrol, Dispatch, and the Narcotics Bureau. In 2009, he joined the Hostage Negotiations Team, where he served for several years as the Assistant Commander.
In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He was assigned as the Narcotics Bureau Commander and the Central Patrol Operations Division Assistant Division Commander, before becoming the Central Patrol District Commander.
Lieutenant Mullins earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC).
He was promoted to Major in the spring 2022. As the Commander of the Community Services Division he oversees:
COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION
- Training Bureau/Academy Staff
- Community Engagement Unit
- Recruiting Officer
- Training and Community Engagement Coordinator
- Neighborhood Assistance Officer Supervisor