Lieutenant James “Jimmy” Mullins 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 the West Patrol, Dispatch, and the Narcotics Bureau. In 2009, he joined the Hostage Negotiations Team, where he is currently 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).