The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is the largest professional association devoted to excellence in campus public safety and law enforcement. Our members are police chiefs, public safety directors, law enforcement officers, and security personnel at higher education institutions across the globe.
Our 4,200+ members enjoy the knowledge and camaraderie of a global network of campus public safety experts, who share best practices, solve problems, and set standards for the profession. IACLEA has done this for more than 60 years—making IACLEA the leading authority for campus public safety.
IACLEA was created by 11 college and university security directors who met in November of 1958 at Arizona State University to discuss job challenges and mutual problems and to create a clearinghouse for information on issues that campus public safety directors across the country share. Today, IACLEA has more than 4,200 members representing 1,000+ institutions of higher education in 11 countries.
"The info sharing within IACLEA has been invaluable. We have been able to research to communicate and discover issues that affect the campus community that other members in IACLEA have dealt with...It’s definitely an org that PS leaders should be involved with." -Ernest Waiters, chief of Police, Bowie State University (Maryland)
“IACLEA has provided my team opportunities to improve their skills through training and networking specific to our mission of providing outstanding campus public safety services to our university community. IACLEA is specifically focused on the post-secondary education environment, and this is where the value of membership really lies.” -Steven MacLean, MA, PCI, MSyl, senior director, Campus Public Safety | Safety & Risk Services
“IACLEA members have a vast array of experiences, but ultimately, we all face similar challenges no matter what type of institution we’re serving. My membership provides me access to information and solutions to issues including Clery reporting, body cams, and other relevant topics, which are so important to ensure the safety of my officers, as well as the safety of my campus." -Yvonne Meyer, chief of police, Aurora University (Illinois)