Cleveland (Ohio) Police Department, Downtown District
James “Jim” Davidson is a principal with the Ohio-based firm of Aegis International—an investigative and security services company specializing in crisis management, executive and dignitary protection, global travel assessment, investigative services, and threat assessment. As a 30-year law enforcement veteran whose experience spans a significant spectrum of public and private engagements, his career in public service began soon after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy. He advanced rapidly up through the officer ranks, eventually becoming the commander for the Downtown District of the City of Cleveland.
While in public service, Davidson graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy. He successfully completed Secret Service training in Executive and Dignitary Protection and attained certification from the Department of Defense as a trainer in Weapons of Mass Destruction/Domestic Preparedness. He has received numerous awards and commendations and, in March 2002, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice for his distinguished service.
Upon his retirement from the police force, Davidson entered the private sector and became director of government relations for International Total Services, a worldwide aviation security company which, following the tragic events of 9/11, was the largest provider of airport passenger and luggage screening with more than 7,000 employees. During his tenure there, he was responsible for the implementation of all post-9/11 security procedures at more than 100 airports nationwide as dictated by the Department of Homeland Security. He played a critical role in the successful and seamless transition of those functions to the U.S. federal government.
Jim also has a long and illustrious history of security work in professional sports. He has worked with the National Football League (NFL) as a team security agent for 13 years, responsible for site security and executive and dignitary protection of players, staff, league officials and VIPs across the country. In 1995, he accepted a position with Major League Baseball (MLB), Office of the Commissioner, as a resident security agent. He was responsible for security at MLB events, including All-Star, Championship and World Series games. Jim has also provided executive dignitary protection to the commissioner, league presidents and team owners, and has conducted numerous security advances in Latin America. In 1999, Jim was named MVP for his commitment and dedication to Major League Baseball.