The International Association for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) has partnered with the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) to launch an international exchange program, which will begin this month.
The idea for the program was initially proposed in June 2012, by Ray Wheatley, IACLEAs International Director and Security Services Manager at Dublin City University in Ireland. It was endorsed by then President Anne. P. Glavin as part of a broader initiative to better serve IACLEAs international members. Throughout the past year, the program was developed in conjunction with AUCSO for the purpose of providing opportunities for members of both organizations to gain global insight of the operation of campus public safety and security agencies, and to foster understanding between international and US based members.
According to Wheatley, We received much initial interest from universities looking to participate. IACLEA is excited to support this unique program to foster better understanding of how campus public safety agencies operate globally. We are exploring ways to sustain this program so we can continue to offer additional valuable exchange opportunities.
Teresa Crocker, Chief of Police at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, and Malcolm Dawson, Security Operations Manager at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, are the programs first set of participants.
Dawson will travel to Atlanta at the end of August for a week to accompany the Georgia Tech Police team on patrols, crime prevention duties, emergency preparedness orientation, review technological initiatives, visit other colleges, and get a behind the scenes view of the Atlanta Falcon versus Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Football game.
Crocker will visit the University of Leeds in late September, and has expressed interest in learning about the universitys procedures for: emergency planning for terrorist events, special event evacuation, mass casually planning, social media during emergencies, interagency planning and behavioral profiling.
IACLEA members will read about the participants exchange experiences in articles, appearing in the Campus Law Enforcement Journal, following the visits. AUCSO members will be treated to a presentation on the exchange from Dawson at the AUCSO 2014 Annual Conference, which will occur April 9-11, at the University of Roehampton.
Vickie L. Weaver, Director of Public Safety at Rider University and President of IACLEA stated, The exchange program is an innovative opportunity that is intended to create mutual understanding and stronger ties with our international members. I am pleased to work with AUCSO on this project and look forward to the many learning outcomes that will undoubtedly occur.
IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,200 educational institution members and 2,000 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff with headquarters in West Hartford. CT.
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