JAMES "JIM" COX
Year Inducted: 2010Chief James "Jim" Cox, retired chief of police of Midwest City was born August 3, 1939. He joined the Midwest City Police Department in 1964 and retired in 1989. Professional accomplishments include establishing a Special Investigations Unit, Explosives Disposal Unit and providing Anti-Terrorism training to non US personnel from allies of the United States. Other career highlights include implementing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved Standardized Field Sobriety Training (SFST) for the State of Oklahoma; serving as a board member of the Victims Impact Panel, a board member of the Board of Tests (alcohol and drug testing) for the State of Oklahoma, and being a founding and charter member of the Oklahoma Associations of Chief of Police.
Chief Cox is a respected member of the law enforcement community not only in Oklahoma but throughout the Nation. His vision and wisdom has been sought from the US Department of Justice, state legislatures including Oklahoma's and many urban administrators. His work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission in fostering a modern law enforcement system for Tribal governments has been exemplified. As president of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police he provided leadership in professional ethics, training, and technical support for departments across the state of Oklahoma.