Jim Dougal, Law Enforcement and Tactics Subject Matter Expert for SummitET

Jim Dougal

Law Enforcement and Tactics Subject Matter Expert

Years of Experience in
Preparedness and Response

Agencies Partnered With

Year Joined SummitET

Why I work at SummitET

I love the people I work for and work with. This role allows me to apply my vast experience to adapt to current risks and threats.

My work/research will make a difference in the world because…

A life of experiencing chaotic situations and helping to resolve them allows me to help keep the chaos at bay.

Three things you may not know about me

I lived in Bermuda for three years.

My Great Great Grandfather (9th NH Regiment) was shot in the face at the battle of Spotsylvania (1862) and lost half of his jaw at age 19. Man am I glad he survived.

I have a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot certification.

What do you perceive is the greatest challenge facing America today regarding your subject matter expertise?

Overcoming false and misleading narratives.

Jim Dougal rappelling during training
Jim Dougal in a group photo
Jim Dougal speaking with  partner Todd Cannan



Master of Professional Studies, Homeland Security, 2014 


B.S., Aeronautical Science, 1986

Certifications & Specialized Training

  • Licensed State of Florida Firearms Instructor

  • Licensed State of Florida Private Investigator

  • FBI Adjunct Instructor in WMD and personnel security

  • FBI Tactical Instructor

  • FBI Sniper School Instructor

  • FBI Firearms Instructor


    Hostage Rescue Operations

    Terrorism, WMD, & Active Shooter Preparedness and Response

    Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

    About Jim

    Jim Dougal currently serves as a Law Enforcement and Tactics Subject Matter Expert for SummitET. He specializes in critical events involving terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and active shooter preparedness and response.

    Jim is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Officer, former Savannah Police Officer, and retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). With over 30 years of experience, Jim provides vast knowledge regarding WMD, active shooter, personnel security, human intelligence (HUMINT), and tactical operations. During his career, Jim gained over 20 years of law enforcement field experience, including eight years as the Jacksonville FBI Senior SWAT Team Leader and five years as an Operator on the FBI Hostage Rescue Team.

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