Beginning January 3, 2022, Leroy ”Lee” James will become the new Director of Public Safety Programs for the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Lee had an illustrious career including service to three Consortium member institutions, most recently as the Interim Chief for Prince George’s Community College and previously as Executive Director for Campus Safety and Security and Johns Hopkins University as well as Chief of Police and Executive Director for Public Safety at Howard University. Demonstrating his knowledge of and support for our model, while at Howard Lee chaired the Consortium’s Chiefs of Police and Public Safety committee for two years, and at Hopkins he developed a similar Consortium approach for the Baltimore higher education community. Additionally, Mr. James was the Training and Education Director for the HBCU – Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators organization for the past 11 years.
“I was especially impressed with his long track record of successful teaching and curricular development in his law enforcement roles in addition to over twenty years of respected service as an adjunct faculty member at Prince George’s Community College. It is very clear that Lee brings a passion for 21stCentury models of policing and community engagement which will be critical to supporting the goals of our member institutions,“ stated Andrew Flagel, President and CEO of the Consortium, “The vision and experience Lee brings to this position offer a wonderful opportunity to make the Institute and our range of Consortium public safety initiatives and programs, national models of excellence and community engagement.”
After accepting his offer Lee stated, “I am extremely humbled and delighted to be selected as the Consortium Director of Public Safety Programs. The opportunity to train and educate campus public safety professionals serving our institutions in the inclusive principles of 21stCentury Policing and community engagement, along with helping confront and manage crisis events, is an absolute honor and a privilege.”
Lee received his associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, as well as two degrees from Consortium members, a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park, and an M.S. in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to serving our member institutions, Lee served with distinction for nearly three decades on the Prince George’s County Police force as an officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and major following his service in the U.S. Air Force.