Oct 02, 2017
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) President David Bousquet issued the following statement after the mass shooting on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, their extended circles of family and friends, and all who are horrified by this tragedy. Our hearts are heavy for the off-duty law enforcement officer who died in the attack and the additional officers, both on- and off-duty, who were wounded. We recognize the first responders whom the public can count on to run toward danger to stop violence and protect the community.
IACLEA member institution University of Nevada Las Vegas Police Department is sheltering evacuees from the incident, after coordination with local law enforcement. We thank them for their commitment to the safety of the entire Las Vegas area.
Every day on campuses across the country public safety professionals train to prevent, respond to, and investigate mass shootings and other types of crimes. No doubt, police chiefs and public safety directors around the globe are, once again, examining their planning for these types of incidents.”
IACLEA is the leading authority for campus public safety. Since our founding in 1958, the Association grown to more than 3,400 members in 15 countries. IACLEA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of police chiefs and public safety directors, with international representation. It is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.