Who We Are

The HBCU-LEEA, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 national organization of police chiefs, executives and security directors that advance campus public safety for its students attending the 105 HBCU educational institutions nationally. Most of the HBCU campus police departments are certified police agencies with sworn police officers. These officers are certified through their respective states as are other local police departments. In 1999, the concept of the HBCU-LEEA was born when a group of concerned campus police chiefs and campus public safety directors reached consensus on the need to organize for the purposes of information-sharing and collectively addressing mutual challenges.

2016 – 2018 Elected Executive Board Members

Chief Curtis A Johnson III

Chief Curtis A Johnson III

President

Curtis A Johnson III is the Director of Campus Safety/Government Relations for Arkansas Baptist College. He was elected in 2014 as the President of HBCU-LEEA. He has over 20... Read More

Chief Andre J. Menzies, Retired

Chief Andre J. Menzies, Retired

Immediate Past President

Andre J Menzies is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is currently employed as the Safety Director for Metro Disposal of New Orleans. Mr. Menzies has been in law enforcement since 1978, where he has held many positions. Currently, he is a Captain of the New Orleans.... Read More

Captain Ruth A. Evans

Captain Ruth A. Evans

Vice President

Captain Ruth A. Evans’s career in law enforcement began in 1986 with Retail Security. She worked in this field for 3 ½ years before changing to Industrial and Corporate Security in 1990. She worked through the ranks of Specta-Guard Security (now Allied-Barton), managing industrial sites... Read More

Lawrence Garrison, Sr.

Lawrence Garrison, Sr.

Treasurer

In 2009, Lawrence Garrison, Sr. joined the Dillard University Police Department (DUPD) as a Lieutenant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to joining the DUPD, Mr. Garrison was a 14 year member of the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) where he served in every department... Read More

Chief Edna Drake

Chief Edna Drake

Financial Secretary

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Jackson State University with continued studies in Guidance and Counseling; Graduate of Louisiana State University - Juvenile Officer School; Graduate of the Federal Law School in Glynco, Georgia - Child Sexual Exploitation...Read More

Chief Melvin Williams, Retired

Chief Melvin Williams, Retired

Recording Secretary

Chief Mel Williams has served as the Director of Public Safety for Bethune-Cookman University since October 2009. Chief Williams was a member of the Titusville Police Department from 1988 until he retired to come to Bethune-Cookman University. He held the rank of “Major” at the time... Read More

Chief Joseph R. Chevalier, Jr.

Chief Joseph R. Chevalier, Jr.

Parliamentarian

Chief Joseph R. Chevalier, Jr. was born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from Brother Martin High School in 1975 and Nichols State University in 1980 with a BS in Marine Biology. Chief Chevalier worked for Freeport McMoran located in Belle Chase, LA. For 12 years before... Read More

Executive Director Adrian Wiggins

Executive Director Adrian Wiggins

Sergeant at Arms

Adrian J. Wiggins was appointed as the Executive Director of Campus Safety and Public Safety at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in the summer of 2012. As the chief public safety officer, Wiggins leads the University’s safety, security...Read More

Chief Ernest Waiters

Chief Ernest Waiters

Historian