Grants & Temp. Treasurer
James Harden has over twenty 25 years of Investigative and Police experience. A proud Veteran of Desert Storm serving as a Military Police Investigator in the United States Army for 6ys. James `has worked and partnered with foreign law enforcement agencies as well as multi-jurisdictional task forces with other military law enforcement groups. After proudly serving his country James joined the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department in Savannah, GA as a deputy Sheriff. James was soon recruited and joined the Savannah Police Department as a patrolman. Gaining great knowledge and part of the initial Community Oriented Policing detail with the department; during his 12 yrs. of service to the City of Savannah James remains the youngest officer to have received the Medal of Valor for rescuing a wounded officer in the line of fire.
His commitment and excellent service afforded James with the next level of promotion and service. He was recruited and became a narcotics agent with the Counter Narcotics Team of Chatham County GA. This multi-jurisdictional task force increased his investigative expertise as an undercover agent and major case senior agent. During his service gained experience by ongoing training with the ATF, DEA and Georgia Bureau of Investigations. This experienced coupled with his recruitment to serve on high profile personal security teams for the Vice President of USA and other dignitaries motivated him to continue receiving investigative in depth training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
After moving to Las Vegas James has honed his skills in the private security and investigation fields; working with the hotels, insurance, retail and the construction industry. James understands the needs of business its owners and consumers. He has provided investigative expertise in uncovering theft, capturing inventory shrinkage, manage safety protocol and consulting on bottom line budget issues. This resulted in the saving of millions of dollars in company revenues affecting their bottom lines.
A committed community leader James is the director of a non-profit mentoring organization helping at risk youth. He also serves on the board for several other organizations. His membership with the Leadership Las Vegas chamber of commerce helps maintain the pulse and understands the needs of our community.