The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Inc. (IACLEA), was initially formulated by eleven college and university security directors. These eleven directors came together on Nov. 6, 1958, on the campus of Arizona State University to discuss job challenges and mutual problems, and specifically to create a clearinghouse for information and issues shared by campus directors across the country. IACLEA celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its 2008 Annual Conference in June of 2008.
Today, IACLEA membership represents more than 1,200 colleges and universities located in 20 countries. In addition to the colleges and universities, which are the Institutional Members, individual memberships are held by campus law enforcement staff members, criminal justice faculty members, and municipal chiefs of police (current membership is more than 2,200).
IACLEA's Annual Conference features a professional program and informal participation aimed toward discussions of mutual problems, needs, and solutions to these problems.
The Association's Campus Law Enforcement Journal, which is published bimonthly, is recognized as the professional voice of campus law enforcement administrators, with a readership of more than 2,400.
IACLEA provides a forum for members to discuss issues, keep abreast of new ideas and to find solutions to the various problems on their campuses.
By virtue of its members, IACLEA has taken positive steps toward strengthening the future of our college and university campuses. With more than a half century of experience, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators can look with pride to the past and with optimism to the future.