WEST HARTFORD, CT (September 2011) -- IACLEA President Paul Verrecchia was joined by campus public safety agency directors at a reception hosted by Joe and Dr. Jill Biden at the official Vice President's residence in Washington, DC on September 13th.
The reception was in honor of the 17th anniversary of Congressional passage of the Violence Against Women Act and its newly created federal agency, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) that administers its authorized programs. This office within the U.S. Department of Justice funded 20 college and university campus based programs this year and is currently working with IACLEA on issues of sexual harassment, and domestic violence.
The reception featured the Vice President speaking for about 20 minutes on the important strides that have come about since the passage of the Act, especially the enforcement of its provisions by the public safety community.
Joining Verrecchia at the reception were IACLEA members David Mitchell, Chief of Police, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Kevin Hay, Chief of Police, George Washington University, Washington DC; Rocco DelMonaco, Vice President for University Safety, Georgetown University, Washington DC; and Michael Lynch, Chief of Police, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
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 professional staff in Washington D.C. and West Hartford, CT.