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James Arey



Ph.D., Florida State University, 1980


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Criminology and Justice


James Arey is a full time employee of the New Orleans Police Department assigned to Special Operations. His primary duty is  Commander of the SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). He is also in charge of establishing a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) within the 8 districts of the police department. This involves a 40 hour POST certified training program and close coordination with the mental health providers and consumers within the community.

In 2003, Dr. Arey was chosen as supervisor of the year by his peers within the department. Graduate of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation National Negotiation Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Classes Taught

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Drug Issues
  • Domestic Custody Cases
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mental Illness