The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the appointment of James R. Meador as director of protective services. He joined the Museum Nov. 1.
Meador has more than 18 years of criminal justice experience which includes law enforcement leadership and management, law enforcement training, security management operations, SWAT, emergency response planning and execution, with special skills in vulnerability assessment and applied behavior analysis.
“Jim has a broad range of experience that makes him very qualified for this role,” said TMA Assistant Director Lynn Miller. “We’re pleased with the leadership and expertise he brings to the Museum, and specifically to the protective services team.”
Prior to joining the Museum, Meador was chief of police for Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. He previously worked as a law enforcement training officer for the Ohio Attorney General’s office, and he has many years of experience as a state law enforcement officer in the Cleveland area.
A combat veteran who served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corp, Meador is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in performance psychology. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a master’s degree in criminal justice and an emphasis in behavior analysis. Meador holds a bachelor’s degree in public safety management from Cleveland State University. He is originally from the Mansfield, Ohio area.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to preserve and protect such a treasured institution as the Toledo Museum of Art,” Meador said.