Ijames has been a police officer for the past 29 years, and recently retired
as an assistant chief with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department.
Ijames is a graduate of the 186th FBI National Academy, and has a bachelorís
degree in Criminal Justice and a masterís degree in Public Administration.
During his law enforcement tenure Ijames served in, supervised, and
commanded a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol,
investigations, undercover narcotics, and Special Weapons and Tactics
Maj. Ijames created the less lethal force (impact projectiles, chemical
munitions, noise flash diversionary devices, TASER) instructor/trainer
programs for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and
is the author of their model policies and position papers involving these
technologies. Ijames has offered related training on behalf of the IACP and
the U.S. Department of State across the United States, Canada, and in 33
other countries including such places as Tanzania, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti,
El Salvador, Yemen, Pakistan, and East Timor. Ijames has served on a number
of post event use of force investigative commissions, most recently in New
York City and Boston, has reviewed approximately 1,500 police use of force
cases for agencies of varied size including the Los Angeles and Chicago
police departments, and provides police litigation consulting in a wide
variety of resistance control and related areas.