Chief Marquez James was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He joined the Montgomery Police Department in 2002, where he was selected to join the Traffic Homicide Bureau as an investigator and traffic crash reconstructionist. In 2006, he joined the Alabama State University Police Department where he was employed for twelve years as a Police Lieutenant/ Adjunct to the Chief of Police. During that time, James oversaw an assortment of departmental day-to-day operations, as well as managed the department’s Criminal Investigation Unit in its external and internal capacities. James was also instrumental as an instructor for the ASU Violence Against Women Program, where he educated both citizens and police in the intricate legalities associated with domestic violence and sexual assault. James was also credited with his innovative move in developing and implementing department-wide use of technology and information system programs to improve overall efficiency and transparency within the department.
James is a graduate of Faulkner University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Public Safety. He is a resident of Pike Road, Alabama, where he resides with his lovely wife and their four beautiful children. James is a faithful and active member of the Eastern Meadows Church of Christ located in Montgomery, Alabama.
James is largely dedicated to the law enforcement profession and is steadfast in not only improving the quality of service, safety and public trust within the community, but also cultivating a more cohesive and productive atmosphere within the department.
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Chief of Police