Chief Jim Bloom has been with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years and commands the Operations Department.
Chief Bloom began his career with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a Corrections Deputy. He has served in a wide variety of positions to include Patrol Deputy, SWAT Team Leader and Team Sniper, Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff, Vice Narcotics Bureau Investigator/Undercover Detective and Commander of the DRILL Academy.
In 1999, he was promoted to Captain of the Special Operations Division and in 2003 assumed Captain of the newly formed Operations Division, which merged the Special Operations Division and the Patrol Division. In January 2006, Jim was promoted to Chief of the Operations Department and oversees the Special Operations Division, the Patrol Division and the Youth Relations Division, commanding over 500 members of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
Chief Bloom is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, has a Master Science Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree, Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).
He is an active member of the community and is involved with the Leadership Collier Foundation where he serves as a board member, the Police Futurists International, the Kiwanis Club of Naples and the Make A Wish Foundation.
Jim resides in Collier County with his wife and their two daughters.