Retired Four Star General James J. Lindsay Joins Board of Directors of Law Enforcement Associates

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.--()--Aug. 23, 2004--Law Enforcement Associates (OTCBB:LENF) a surveillance and security technology company announced today that retired Four Star General James J. Lindsay has been named to fill a Board seat that was vacated by Kent Carrington who resigned in April of 2004. General Lindsey will join current board members: Senator John H. Carrington, Senator Anthony Rand, Martin L. Perry and Paul H. Feldman.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of Law Enforcement Associates. I believe in this companies products and their vision for future growth," said General Lindsay

"We are excited to have the opportunity to work closely with such a distinguished and great American," said Martin Perry. Senator John Carrington added, "General Lindsay offers an important independent perspective to our board".

Also commenting, Paul H. Feldman, president of Law Enforcement Associates said. " The leadership and knowledge General Lindsay brings to our Board of Directors is immeasurable."

General Lindsay has compiled an extraordinary career. He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and graduated from the Army Officer Candidate School in May 1953 as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the National War College. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) and a Master of Science Degree in Foreign Affairs from George Washington University.

General Lindsay's command assignments range from platoon through MACOM in peacetime and war. His early assignments were with the 82nd Airborne Division and 77th Special Forces Group. He held eight different positions in the 82nd Airborne from platoon to division level. In Vietnam, he served with the Vietnamese Airborne Brigade, commanded the 2d Battalion 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division and was the G3, 9th Infantry Division.

As a General Officer, General Lindsay commanded the 82nd Airborne Division, the Infantry School, and the XVIII Airborne Corps. He also served as Commander in Chief, United States Readiness Command and was the first Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command.

General Lindsay organized and served as first commander of congressionally mandated U.S Special Operations Command, comprised of Special Operations Forces of all services: Navy Seals; Army Rangers and Green Berets; Air Force Air Commandos; and the counter-terrorist joint task force. Unique responsibilities in the areas of: research, development, acquisition, procurement, programming and budgeting. Only one of ten Department of Defense unified commands with own separate (from Army, Navy, and Air Force) program and budget--$3.1 billion annually. General Lindsey trained and deployed over 500 teams to sixty-three different nations to include a joint special operations task force of over 4000 personnel with responsibility for most of the key targets on Operation Just Cause in Panama - December 1989.

General Lindsay retired 1 July 1990.

General Lindsay's awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star with "V" device (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Special Forces Tab.

Currently, General Lindsay is president of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, and a Senior Observer with the Army's Battle Command Training Program. Additionally, General Lindsey is a member of the United States Army Ranger Hall of Fame and Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, US Army Science Board and Special Operations Advisory Group to the Secretary of Defense. He was also the 1996 recipient of the Infantry's Doughboy Award, and the 1998 recipient of the United States Special Operations Command Bull Simon Award.

General Lindsay and his wife Gerry live in Vass, North Carolina.

About Law Enforcement Associates Corporation

Law Enforcement Associates, Inc. (LENF.OB), headquartered in Youngsville, N.C., manufactures and markets a diverse line of intelligence gathering equipment including a complete line of audio and video surveillance products. LEA currently markets to the Military, law enforcement, security and corrections personnel throughout the world, as well as governmental agencies, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations. For more information on LEA, visit www.leacorp.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including the inability to generate and secure the necessary product sale, or the lack of acceptance of the company's products by its customers. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contacts

Law Enforcement Associates, Inc.
Paul Feldman, 919-554-4045; IR@Lea.com,

Contacts

Law Enforcement Associates, Inc.
Paul Feldman, 919-554-4045; IR@Lea.com,