Jun 23, 2015
Reaches Record-Breaking Attendance
WEST HARTFORD, CT (June 23, 2015) A record number of delegates and exhibitors will gather in Nashville, TN later this month for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Inc.'s (IACLEA) 57th Annual Conference and Exposition from Monday, June 29, through Tuesday, July 2, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. The number of delegates alone is currently at approximately 550 people. IACLEA's Annual Conference is the premier event for campus public safety leaders. The four-day meeting draws an international audience; close to sixty individuals from outside of the United States will join colleagues for educational sessions designed around tracks, including: Emergency Preparedness, Threat Assessment and Management, Body Cams, Clery Act/Title IX, Leadership and General Campus Law Enforcement topics. In addition to educational workshops, the meeting features general sessions, an exhibit area with products and services for the campus public safety community, awards and recognition, as well as special events. The dedication of volunteers is paramount in any strong and dynamic association. IACLEA is fortunate and grateful for the many people who have worked together to ensure the success of this years event, especially the Annual Conference Committee and Conference Host Institution, Vanderbilt University, the speakers, sponsors, and of course, our attendees, said Chris Blake, CAE, Executive Director of IACLEA. Highlights of the Conference include: · Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation, Tuesday, June 30, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Awards & Recognition Committee Chair, Eric Heath, will present the IACLEA Awards for: Officer Memorial, Innovations in Community Oriented Policing, Valor, Administrative Excellence, and Merit. · Sean Collier, Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. On Thursday, April 18, 2013, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed while sitting in his marked police vehicle on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus. Attendees will hear a candid, honest presentation of the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the events which followed and how it has affected and still affects the MIT Police Department. · Special Olympic Law Enforcement Charity Torch Run, Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. · Vanderbilt University Host Event & Night of Entertainment, sponsored by AlliedBarton with entertainment sponsored by Margolis Healy & Associates - Social Sentinel Inc., and transportation sponsored by Horace Small on Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 10:00 p.m. · "Prepare for the Unexpected" - Thursday, July 2, 10:00 11:30 a.m. On April 19, 2013, UMass Dartmouth learned one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was a residential student on their campus and his current whereabouts were unknown. Attendees will learn how advanced planning and training with local, state and federal agencies helped ensure sufficient assets and personnel were available to help the campus execute a campus wide evacuation. · Annual Business Meeting & Installation, Tuesday, July 2, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. William F. Taylor, Chief of Police at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX will be installed as the 2015-2016 President. Outgoing President, David L. Perry, will also install the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,000 educational institution members and 1,800 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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