James J. Fotis has a long career of experience as an informed, decisive leader and an analytical, proactive problem solver. He served more than twenty-three years as the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA); an association of law enforcement officers, crime victims and concerned citizens. During his tenure, LEAA became a serious influence in the law enforcement community, on Capitol Hill, and within the Executive Branch of government. Mr. Fotis appeared on hundreds of TV and radio programs as a commentator on sensitive issues ranging from gun control to international terrorism. James J. Fotis was the impetus behind “the Police Officers Safety Act (more commonly known as HR218)”, which he wrote, in 1993 and had sponsored by Representatives, Duke Cunningham (R, California) and Ralph Hall (D, Texas). HR 218 was signed into law by President Bush in July, 2004.
After leaving LEAA on a full time basis, he became a consultant with Federal Legislative Associates, representing emerging countries from Central Asia. Mr. Fotis served for fourteen years as a Police Officer for the Lynbrook, New York Police Department, retiring as the highest decorated officer in department’s history. He earned the equivalent of EMT training and became an expert in crisis management and intervention. Mr. Fotis holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies accentuated by Industrial Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science/ Criminal Justice. He served three years in the military, leaving the Army as a disabled Veteran.