About Us

Jimmy W. Mercer, President of JWM & Associates, LLC has approximately 43 years of experience in the public and private sector. He was Chief of Police for the last 10 years of his 31 year police career, all in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. In addition to his illustrious and varied law enforcement background, Mr. Mercer worked another 13 years for a major corporation as a Senior Manager in Corporate Security.

Jimmy has a Masters degree in sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA., Graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration National Training Institute, Washington, D.C., Gavin de Becker & Associates Advanced Threat Assessment & Management Academy, Past President of Georgia State Intelligence Network (GSIN), Past President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and a long time certified law enforcement trainer.

Mr. Mercer has conducted hundreds and hundreds of arduous, sensitive investigations and interviews with an astounding record of successes.

Unfortunately, we live in a very letigious world. Have you done all you can do to innoculate yourself, your company and or employees from costly and even crippling litigation? Litigation often ensues from foreseeable injurious acts in which the company and or its management did little or nothing to prevent or prepare for.

Businesses have acute responsibilities for its employees in terms of providing  workers a safe and secure environment in which to work. Being forewarned is being forearmed.​

Our consulting services allow us, with your collective input, to formulate a psychological - behavorial composite of a troubled employee or troubling situation. After formulating the composite we can then use the appropriate threat management stratedgy and potentially coordinate our intervention strategies with other professional resources. Our training allows employees to have operational knowledge on what troubling signs to look for and better yet what they should do with their observations and/or concerns. Employees are the company's eyes and ears.

And,  if something horrific should occur it's advantageous to have employees to default to their highest level of training.  Has your company employees been properly trained? Do you know what it takes to create a safe and secure work environment? Do you know how to deal with difficult people or lessen sexual harassment occurrences in the work place?


"Jimmy was here May 06th & 07th to give us instruction in "Security Awarness", "Work Place Violence" & "Dealing with Difficult People". The employees and I found that not only were these classes great learning tools but Jimmy is a great teacher. When you have someone that can speak from personal experience, the information tends to be retained more. The fact that Jimmy teaches on a level that is equal to those in attendance make a big difference."

General Manager - Fresno, California