Indiana University Police Department’s Deputy Superintendent Wayne James was recently appointed to serve as director-at-large on the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators board of directors.
“I’m humbled and honored to be chosen to serve on the IACLEA board as director-at-large,” said James. “I’m looking forward to assisting the organization as it evolves, and working with the membership to increase effectiveness as it relates to issues and best practices that affect higher education.”
A Gary, Indiana, native, James rose through the ranks of area law enforcement over the last 17 years. He served as chief of police at IUPD-Northwest, where he developed the law enforcement practices and strategies that make the campus one of the safest in the state.
In 2019, James was asked to work on the IU Bloomington campus and focus exclusively on his role as deputy superintendent for regional law enforcement, as well as serve as IUPD’s first chief diversity officer.
“Having Wayne serve on the Board of IACLEA continues our efforts to ensure IUPD is progressive, advancing our training and policy development and furthering key partnerships to protect Indiana University,” said Ben Hunter, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance and Superintendent for Public Safety at IU.
James has received numerous awards and commendations for his work. He attended the Police Executive Leadership Academy and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He also serves as an instructor, with specialties that include active shooter response and implicit bias training.
The recognition he has received for his work includes the 40 Under 40 award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the City of Gary Legend Award, a Medal of Valor, the Congressman Pete Visclosky Award for Going Above the Call of Duty, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana Diversity Workforce Award, and two awards from the Northwest Indiana Public Information Officers Association for Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and for Officer Recognition.
Additionally, James has been active in community and professional activities and organizations, such as the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, and committees for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.