RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (OTCBB: LAWE), a leading U.S.-based developer, manufacturer and distributor of electronic surveillance and monitoring equipment, today announced the appointment of Dan Heinz as director of training.

Heinz, who also will head LEA's National Surveillance Academy, joins the Company with a 28-year background in law enforcement, including work as a deputy sheriff, drug task force special agent and multiple supervisory positions through the rank of lieutenant. He also has served as an expert witness in both narcotics enforcement and surveillance operations at the state and federal levels. Heinz was most recently training manager for the North Carolina Department of Justice at the Justice Academy.

Paul Briggs, president and CEO of LEA, said, "Dan's specialized background will be a crucial resource to customers seeking real-world knowledge of surveillance and covert operations techniques, as well as hands-on experience in the use of LEA's portfolio of electronic surveillance equipment. We intend to make our training programs an increasingly important part of our overall business model, and look forward to Dan's expertise and contributions."

In addition to on-site customer training services, LEA offers a series of three-day training seminars at its Surveillance Training Academy in Raleigh. The seminars are limited to law enforcement or government personnel working in intelligence, organized crime, counterdrug, computer forensics, vice or internal security. For 2010 seminar dates or more information on LEA's training programs, contact the Company at 1-800-354-9669.

About Law Enforcement Associates Corporation
LEA is a leading security and surveillance technology Company that manufactures and markets a diverse product line to the worldwide law enforcement, military, security and corrections markets. The Company's Audio Intelligence Devices (AID) division has been serving the law enforcement sector for more than 30 years and is one of the most respected names in the surveillance equipment industry. LEA's products are used by a wide variety of government and non-governmental agencies, as well as public and private companies. These include military bases, nuclear facilities, embassies, government installations, oil refineries, United Nations and NATO locations. LEA's products have been used at high-profile events such as the Summer & Winter Olympics, Super Bowl, U.S. Golf Championship, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Its products include the Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS), EDK123 (Explosive Detection Kit), Bloodhound and Birddog GPS Tracking Systems, Graffiti Cam, Letter-bomb Visualizer Spray, and a wide variety of Audio & Video Surveillance Equipment. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the Company has been featured in many industry publications and websites. For more information, please visit www.leacorp.com.

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