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."