Keynote Speaker


Resurrecting Trust

Capra discusses and shares with the audience the critical importance of building a foundation of trust by developing a moral position that employees, as does the organization, have a purpose.  Our people not only have a purpose in the organization, but have a moral purpose in life.  “SOP’s don’t develop a culture of trust…leaders do!” 

“James Capra has been a regular presenter at police leadership classes in the Dallas area hosted by the Caruth Police Institute. Students consistently rate him among the finest instructors they have had. His depth of experience is matched only by his energy, enthusiasm and skill as a speaker. His philosophy that leadership must be built on a strong ethical base blended with empathy for fellow beings, produces an immediate bond with the audience. The result is a dynamic speaker with a message worth hearing.” – Richard N. Holden, Ph.D.  Associate Director for Training and Education, Caruth Police Institute.

Relationship Management

Capra discusses the fundamental principles for leaders and aspiring leaders to be willing to develop positive relationships in life, both in the professional and personal arena.  He discusses and highlights the importance of covenant relationships with individuals and stakeholders vs contractual obligations, policies and procedures.

“James L. Capra, Chief of DEA Operations (ret.), brings an outstanding resume of service…selfless service to those most fortunate to hear him present on issues related to leadership and administration, drug enforcement initiatives in the U.S. and abroad and even the joys of being a husband and dad. His commentary is based on facts and real world experiences that have positively shaped his life and the lives of those he was chosen to direct and guide. Outstanding speaker for those interested in real world leadership in a tough and demanding environment.” – T. Neil Moore, Ed.D.- Director Institute for Law Enforcement Administration.

A Leader’s Legacy – What will you leave behind? 

Capra discusses in detail the essence of “leading from the heart” at the Front Line and the importance of recognizing that leaders only have a moment to make a difference in the lives of others. He shares the necessity of understanding the priniciples of People, Purpose and Passion in the execution of dynamic leadership.

“Jimmy Capra rocks! His dynamic presentation was exceeded only by the power of his message.
He charms his audience with wit and wisdom, while challenging them to reject mediocrity and to demand excellence & accountability.  Our nation needs more Jimmy Capras.” – 
Don B. Munson-Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, US Army (Ret)
Director, Youth Leadership Conference.

James L. Capra Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaking Engagements

Los Angeles Sheriff’s/Los Angeles PD Forensic Crime Lab Leadership Training 2017
Florida Dept of Law Enforcement CJIS Conference 2017
Kentucky Assoc. of Chiefs of Police Conference 2017
Tennessee Assoc. of Chiefs of Police Congerence 2017
Texas Association of Specialty Courts 2017
American Society of Crime Lab Directors 2017
Arkansas State Police Commanders Retreat
The Chisholm Trail 100 Club
SOLIS Mammography
Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC
Rockwall Police Department
Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas
E3 Corporation
PlainsCapital Bank, Dallas, Texas
Texas A & M Universtiy, Youth Leadership Conf
Crimes Against Women Conference
The Denton Heroes Banquet, Texas Motor Speedway
The Caruth Police Institute Leadership Series
Military Order of World Wars
Executive Leadership Retreat for the Dallas Police & Sheriff’s Department
The International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome, Italy
The El Paso Police Department Lieutenants Leadership Series

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