James (Jim) Pasco, Jr.

James (Jim) Pasco, Jr.

James O. Pasco, Jr. is the Executive Director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, the oldest and largest police organization in the United States with over 373,000 members. In this capacity, he is responsible for all operations of the Washington, D.C. office, including a legislative program which addresses the concerns of police officers at every level, encompassing issues such as crime and criminal justice, collective bargaining rights, and officer safety.

From 1983 to 1995 Pasco served as the Assistant Director for Congressional and Media Affairs of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In this position he had overall responsibility for coordinating and initiating ATF’s congressional and media contacts on a national level. Pasco also served as ATF’s principal liaison with many of the diverse interest groups which interact regularly with ATF, to include police union and management organizations, and interest or advocacy groups with concerns in the area of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives enforcement and regulations.

Pasco began his civilian federal career with the United States Customs Service in 1968. He joined ATF in Hartford, Connecticut in 1970. He served in numerous positions with ATF, including Chief, Procedures Branch; Chief, Alcohol Import-Export Branch; Chief, Strategic Planning Section; and Assistant to the Director (Congressional Affairs). He was appointed to the elite Senior Executive Service in 1989 and served until 1995.

Pasco also is the principal in a legislative and media consulting firm, with clients across a broad spectrum of interests. Clients include MolsonCoors  LLC, Thomas Mottola, and SAP USA, to name a few. He has received national recognition for his expertise, most recently being named to Washingtonian magazine’s 2022 list of Washington’s 500 Most Influential People.

Pasco is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police.  His hobbies include boating and fishing.  He has two children, James and Sarah.

Pasco served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967.

Boards and Committees

Federal Salary Council (Presidential appointment)
Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee
Consumer Trust Fund, Secretary and Member
Law Enforcement Credentialing Board, Development Committee
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Project ALERT
National Police Week Committee
Advisory Committee on Job Corps
The President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce