on campus: 314-935-5555 off campus emergency: 911

Ja-Maal Davis

Lieutenant-Unit Commander

About Me

I am an 18 year law enforcement veteran and am currently employed with the Washington University Police Department (WUPD). I have supervised in all 3 Department Bureaus (Campus Patrol, Neighborhood Patrol and Patrol Support) of WUPD. In 2012 I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Webster University. I began my law enforcement career with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department where I served as Patrol Officer and as a District Detective. I later joined the Webster Groves Police Department where I served as Patrol Officer, Traffic Safety Officer, Community Oriented Policing Officer and School Resource Officer (SRO). As an SRO, I became a certified A.L.I.C.E. Active Shooter Response Instructor and was responsible for teaching active shooter response throughout the Webster Groves School District. In my current capacity I continue to teach Active Shooter Response to the Washington University Campus Community in partnership with the Emergency Management Department. I enjoy spending time with family and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

How did you decide on your career?

Law enforcement was always a childhood dream.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Social Studies

What is your favorite thing about WashU?

Dining varieties around campus

What police service would you want everyone to know about?

WUPD is available 24 hours a day to support our community

What is one thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

I am a musician, I play the saxophone and drums.

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Where You’re Likely to See Me:

In the neighborhoods adjacent to campus