Jim Bueermann served as the President of the National Police Foundation from 2013-2018. He is also former Chief of Police in the Redlands, CA Police Department. He worked for the Redlands Police Department from 1978 until his retirement in June 2011, serving in every unit within the department. He was appointed Police Chief and Director of Housing, Recreation and Senior Services in May 1998. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University at San Bernardino and a master’s degree from the University of Redlands. In early 2007, he was named Honorary Fellow to the Academy of Experimental Criminology.