A little about us
L.K. James and Associates was established to offer support and consultation services for Institutions of Higher Education in the campus security and safety field. Leroy K. James, the firm's founder and president, has over forty years of experience as a law enforcement professional, most recently as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at a major urban university, and over seventeen years experience as an adjunct professor in a college environment.
L.K. James and Associates has assembled a team of safety and security professionals dedicated to assisting institutions of higher education attain and maintain compliance with their federal regulatory obligations in the area of campus safety and security.
Mr. James founded L.K. James and Associates to assist university and college leaders to understand and fully implement their regulatory obligations under the Clery Act, and Title IX. His experience and expertise as a long time practitioner, instructor, and leader are key factors to this firms success. L.K. James and Associates is committed to partnering with university leaders striving to create an atmosphere where the safety and security of their students, faculty, staff, and visitors is paramount to ensuring a safe and thriving academic environment on their campuses.
Law Enforcement and University Safety
Leroy K. James has served as a law enforcement and safety professional in the United States Air Force for over seven years, was a member of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police Department for twenty-seven years, and most recently served as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at Howard University in Washington D.C. His diverse expertise and experience in the safety and security field enabled him to rise to the top of his profession and become a dynamic and respected leader in university safety and security in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.
As a result of Mr. James’ collaborative and strategic goal driven approaches to safety and security at Howard University, crime incidents were reduced by over 60% between 2008 and 2014. His passion for university-wide partnership led to the creation of the first Clery Act Compliance Team. This team was designed to ensure that a broad cross-section of university stakeholders were responsible for implementing the federal safety and security requirements.
Campus Safety is the Goal
- The U.S. Department of Education has committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents and employees well informed about campus security. These goals were advanced by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 also known as the Clery Act. The Department is committed to ensuring that postsecondary institutions are in full compliance with that Act, and enforcement of the Act is a priority of the Department.
Universities and colleges that are subject to federal regulatory obligations such as the Clery Act can be sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education in the form of fines and other legal action that could eventually lead up to the suspension of federal financial aid for those institutions that fail to achieve compliance. L.K. James and Associates is committed to assisting universities and colleges fulfill their safety goals for their campuses by achieving and maintaining compliance with federal laws through regular assessments and training.