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Richards keeps Douglass safe


The Eye of the Hurricane interviewed Douglass security officer James Richards, who is well respected and appreciated by students, parents, and staff. 

Question: What are your hobbies?

Answer: "I enjoy gardening and cooking. I have a catering business and it's therapeutic."

Q: When did you start in you job with security?

A: "I first started in 2007 at Ecorse High School with Strategic Security Services. I then came to DPS in 2011. I began at Douglass Academy in 2013."

Q: Why did you go into the security field?

A: "Because I went into the military. I had the background. At first, I wanted to be a police officer, then I joined the military."

Q: What impact do you think you have on the culture of Douglass Academy?

A: "Hopefully to turn boys into men. I want the boys to show respect to others."

Q: Where do you see yourself in the future?

A: "I see myself still working at Frederick Douglass for a couple more years and then enjoying

retirement from the army."


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