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James A. DeMeo, M.S. - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

James A. DeMeo, M.S.

Adjunct Professor | Tulane University


James DeMeo is an expert in sports security, event security, risk mitigation, risk management and risk assessment.









James A. DeMeo, M.S. is a best-selling author, educator, professional speaker & event security expert. Mr. DeMeo brings vast experience to the public/private, non-profit, sports/entertainment, corporate, higher ed and vendor management/contract analyst ecosystems.

Mr. DeMeo serves as Vice President for Crowdguard US, a crowd safety solutions provider & CEO of Unified Sports and Entertainment Security Consulting, LLC., (USESC) based in Raleigh, NC. He was recognized by Security Magazine as The Most Influential People in Security 2017. Mr. DeMeo is also the author of the best-selling book, What’s Your Plan? A Step-By-Step Guide To Keep Your Family Safe During Emergency Situations.

Mr. DeMeo holds professional memberships with both ASIS International and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security-NCS4. He serves as a remote learning Adjunct Faculty Instructor with the following Universities: Tulane University's School of Professional Advancement-SOPA, Jacksonville State University, Dept. of Kinesiology, Mercer University-Stetson School of Business where he teaches graduate/undergraduate students about Event Security, Facilities and Risk Assessment.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Sports Security

Event Security

Risk Management

Risk Mitigation

Risk Assessment

Accomplishments (1)

The Most Influential People in Security 2017 (professional)

Selected by Security Magazine to an esteemed group of Influential Security Leaders in 2017 having received Special Recognition status.

Education (3)

Adelphi University: Master of Science, Sports Management

Appalachian State University: Graduate Certificate, Higher Education

Long Island University: Bachelor of Arts, History

Affiliations (3)

  • ASIS International, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety
  • Security-NCS4
  • National Contract Management Association

Media Appearances (7)

Man shot at North Hills in Raleigh has non-life-threatening injuries, knew shooter

WRAL News  online


On Monday, WRAL News spoke with James Demeo a local security expert and author of "What's YOUR PLAN?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Keep Your Family Safe During Emergency Situations."

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Fans, flags under stiff scrutiny at Talladega

Associated Press  online


"They want to be out front," said James DeMeo, who runs Unified Sports & Entertainment Security Consulting and is an adjunct instructor at Tulane and Mercer. "Nobody wants to be that organization that's known for not properly safeguarding patrons at these types of events."

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For safety reasons, experts caution against court-storming

The Daily Orange  online


Some of the scariest moments in event safety center on crowd management issues, said James Demeo, an event security consultant based in Raleigh, North Carolina. For this reason, students should think twice before rushing the court, he said. The greatest danger and potential liability is the push of the crowd rushing down stairs, over tables, and past posts to get to the court, Demeo said.

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How Strong Public-Private Partnerships Bolster Security Programs

Security  online


Having worked in both the public and private sectors of P3s, previously as a law enforcement officer and then in event and entertainment security, James DeMeo knows how vital P3s are to keeping patrons safe.

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Mass shootings push the L.A. County Fair to upgrade security

Los Angeles Times  online


“Speaking the same language in the interest of public safety is really paramount,” said James DeMeo, a retired police detective and founder of Unified Sports & Entertainment Security Consulting.

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Growing Terrorism Threats Lead Sports Security Leaders to Change Tactics

Security  online


We provide contracted law enforcement and event staff at the ballpark. There’s numerous challenges within the space: workplace violence, IEDs, active shooter, terrorism, the extremely unpredictable lone wolf.

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The Fan Experience, Safety & Rio Summer Olympics

Security  online


Talk to anyone in the today's Sports & Entertainment Industry, a multi-billion dollar juggernaut about what fuels the market. Most will tell you that it's all about safety/security and the overall fan experience.

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